Truth & Bright Water

Truth & Bright Water

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Thomas King is a writer of lyrical, comic poignancy, and a best-selling author in Canada. Of his latest novel, Newsday wrote, "Thomas King has quietly and gorgeously done it again". Truth & 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.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780871138187
0871138182
Call Number: F King Tho
Characteristics: 266 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Truth and Bright Water

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Jewhyte
May 01, 2019

Tom King is one of Canada's great writers and this novel is (in my opinion) his best!

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No_Stalkers4Me
Jul 04, 2015

Wow. This book is like reading the flow of a river. The dialogue and narrative drifts around stones, banks, and ripples intersect. A great read!

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Two young cousins, Tecumseh and Lum, live in Truth, a small American town, and Bright Water, the reserve across the border and over the river. Family is the only reason most of the people stay in the towns, and yet old secrets and new mysteries keep pulling the more nomadic residents back to the fold.

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 24, 2010

Two young cousins, Tecumseh and Lum, live in Truth, a small American town, and Bright Water, the reserve across the border and over the river. Family is the only reason most of the people stay in the towns, and yet old secrets and new mysteries keep pulling the more nomadic residents back to the fold.

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Dec 10, 2016

kalikingstierle thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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