Truth & Bright Water

Truth & Bright Water

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Upon its publication fifteen years ago, Thomas King's acclaimed Truth and Bright Water confirmed him as one of our wittiest and wisest writers. The novel tells the story of two young cousins and one long summer. 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.

Monroe Swimmer, famous Indian artist, returns to live in the old church with the hope of painting it into the prairie landscape and re-establishing the buffalo population. Tecumseh's Aunt Cassie has come back too, already arguing with his mother. Why has his mother given Cassie a suitcase full of baby clothes? And why is Lum interested only in winning the Indian Days race?

Tecumseh has more questions than anyone will answer, until the Indian Days festival arrives and the mysteries of the summer collide in love, betrayal and reconciliation. Equally plainspoken and poetic, comic and poignant, Truth and Bright Water is a crackling good story that resonates with universal truths.



Publisher: Toronto : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2014, c1999
ISBN: 9781443438827
Branch Call Number: FIC KIN
Characteristics: 282 p. ;,21 cm.

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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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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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Dec 10, 2016

kalikingstierle thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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