Moccasin Square Gardens

Moccasin Square Gardens

Short Stories

Book - 2019
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The characters of Moccasin Square Gardens inhabit Denendeh, the land of the people north of the sixtieth parallel. These stories are filled with in-laws, outlaws and common-laws. Get ready for illegal wrestling moves ("The Camel Clutch"), pinky promises, a doctored casino, extraterrestrials or "Sky People," love, lust and prayers for peace. While this is Van Camp's most hilarious short story collection, it's also haunted by the lurking presence of the Wheetago, human-devouring monsters of legend that have returned due to global warming and the greed of humanity. The stories in Moccasin Square Gardens show that medicine power always comes with a price.
Publisher: Madeira Park, BC : Douglas & McIntyre, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781771622165
Branch Call Number: VANCA
Characteristics: 160 pages ; 22 cm

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An irreverently funny collection of stories about modern life in and around Fort Smith, NWT, featuring a memorable cast of Indigenous characters and a surprisingly dark undercurrent of environmental horror.


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