Truth and Bright Water

Truth and Bright Water by Thomas King

Truth and Bright Water

  • Paperback
  • Grove Press (2001)
  • SKU: 9780802138408
Regular price $16.00
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Thomas King is a writer of lyrical, comic poignancy, and a best-selling author in Canada. Truth and Bright Water tells of a summer in the life of Tecumseh and Lum, young Native-American cousins coming of age in the Montana town of Truth, and the Bright Water Reserve across the river in Alberta. It opens with a mysterious woman with a suitcase, throwing things into the river — then jumping in herself. Tecumseh and Lum go to help, but she and her truck have disappeared. Other mysteries puzzle Tecumseh: whether his mom will take his dad back; if his rolling-stone aunt is home to stay; why no one protects Lum from his father's rages. Then Tecumseh gets a job helping an artist — Bright Water's most famous son — with the project of a lifetime. As Truth and Bright Water prepare for the Indian Days festival, their secrets come together in a climax of tragedy, reconciliation, and love.

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