Medicine River

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Copyright:
1989

Book Details

Book Quality:
Excellent
Book Size:
260 Pages
ISBN-13:
9780140254747
Publisher:
N/A
Date of Addition:
Copyrighted By:
Thomas King
Adult content:
No
Language:
English
Categories:
Humor, Literature and Fiction
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4 out of 5

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I thought I’d add some details to the synopsis of the book. When Will returns to Medicine River, he thinks he is simply attending his mother's funeral. He doesn't count on Harlen Bigbear and his unique brand of community planning. Harlen tries to sell Will on the idea of returning to Medicine River to open shop as the town's only Native photographer. Somehow, that's exactly what happens. Through Will's gentle and humorous narrative, we come to know Medicine River, a small Albertan town bordering a Blackfoot reserve. And we meet its people: the basketball team; Louise Heavyman and her daughter, South Wing; Martha Oldcrow, the marriage doctor; Joe Bigbear, Harlen's world-travelling, storytelling brother; Bertha Morley, who has a short fling with a Calgary dating service; and David Plume, who went to Wounded Knee. At the centre of it all is Harlen, advising and pestering, annoying and entertaining, gossiping and benevolently interfering in the lives of his friends and neighbours.