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Indians on Vacation

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Inspired by a handful of postcards sent nearly a hundred years ago, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace long-lost Uncle Leroy and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.

“I’m sweaty and sticky. My ears are still popping from the descent into Vaclav Havel. My sinuses ache. My stomach is upset. My mouth is a sewer. I roll over and bury my face in a pillow. Mimi snuggles down beside me with no regard for my distress.

‘My god,’ she whispers, ‘can it get any better?’”

By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday in Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Thomas
King

Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine RiverTruth and Bright WaterOne Good Story, That One; and A Short History of Indians in Canada. In addition to its many award distinctions, Green Grass, Running Water was named to Quill and Quire‘s Best Canadian Fiction of the Century list. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Foundation, Thomas King is a professor of English at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine RiverTruth and Bright WaterOne Good Story, That One; and A Short History of Indians in Canada. In addition to its many award distinctions, Green Grass, Running Water was named to Quill and Quire‘s Best Canadian Fiction of the Century list. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Foundation, Thomas King is a professor of English at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Our reader’s advisory team obtained the most nominations for this title, siting this work as unique and humorous, and Mr. King as an important literary voice, who highlights unique indigenous Canadian experiences.

Vancouver Public Library, Canada

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
25/05/2020
Country
Canada
Author
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers

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