"You know what's wrong with this world?" says the famous Native American artist who returns to his home town and paints a church to blend into the landscape so completely that it becomes invisible. "Nobody has a sense of humour." Another character has already decided that this is the same thing that's wrong with white people, and with Indians. But it's certainly not a problem for Thomas King, a Native author of Cherokee and Greek descent. He ambushes you with humor that hits you twice --- first when you laugh out loud, and then when you realize it's terribly true.
Thomas King is the author of two previous novels (MEDICINE RIVER, a gently funny TV movie that's worth renting; and GREEN GRASS, RUNNING WATER, which is currently being filmed), numerous short stories, and some sharply funny poems concerning the