77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin

77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin

by Thomas King


Publisher's Description (HarperCollins Canada):
Timely, important, mischievous, powerful: in a word, exceptional Seventy-seven poems intended as a eulogy for what we have squandered, a reprimand for all we have allowed, a suggestion for what might still be salvaged, a poetic quarrel with our intolerant and greedy selves, a reflection on mortality and longing, as well as a long-running conversation with the mythological currents that flow throughout North America.

Author Biography (HarperCollins Canada):
THOMAS KING is an award-winning writer whose fiction includes Sufferance; Indians on Vacation, which won the Leacock Medal for Humour; Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water; and The Back of the Turtle, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award. The Truth About Stories won the Trillium Book Award, and The Inconvenient Indian won the RBC Taylor Prize, as well as the BC National Book Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. King’s first collection of poetry, 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin, was shortlisted for the Nelson Ball Prize. A Companion of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, Thomas King taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. Following this, he taught at the University of Guelph until he retired. Thomas King lives in Guelph with his partner, Helen Hoy. Double Eagle is the seventh book in the DreadfulWater series.

Resource type: Book (Poetry)

Age recommendation: Post-secondary

Keywords: Longing, belonging, Indigenous poetry, history, nature, land, environment, place, river, water, morality, reflection

Year of publication: 2019

Publisher information: Harper Collins Canada