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Truth and Bright Water

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Thomas King is a writer of plainspoken poetry and comic poignancy. His new novel is a warm and magical story of family secrets and growing up, of a summer in the life of Truth and Bright Water, towns separated by a river that runs between Montana and an Alberta Indian reservation. It opens with a mysterious woman throwing things into the river out of a suitcase -- then jumping in after. Tecumseh and his cousin Lum see, and go to help, but she and her truck have disappeared. Other mysteries also puzzle Tecumseh -- if his mom will take his dad back; if Auntie Cassie is home to stay this time; 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.


Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Truth and Bright Water
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 0-87113-818-2 / 978-0-87113-818-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Truth And Bright Water
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 1-4434-3882-0 / 978-1-4434-3882-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Truth and Bright Water: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 0-8021-3840-3 / 978-0-8021-3840-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Truth And Bright Water
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 0-00-648196-5 / 978-0-00-648196-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Truth And Bright Water
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA