- PUBLISHED: December 2011
- SUBJECT LISTING: Literary Studies
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 176 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in
- ISBN: 9780899240312
Authors & Contributors
Wayne Ude grew up in Harlem, Montana, near the Ft. Belknap Indian Reservation. He is the author of three published books of fiction, including a book of short stories, Buffalo and Other Stories and an award winning children's book, Maybe I Will Do Something: Seven Tales of Coyote. He is currently the Director of the Whidbey Writers Workshop, a low-residency MFA program on Whidbey Island, Washington.
Two reservation Indians get drunk, break into the Indian Museum, steal old-time costumes, weapons . . . and set off to hunt down a buffalo. Snook, chief of reservation police, and a deputy set out to run the pair down..Ude uses them [Coyote tales] with the skill of a neoclassicist drawing on Greco-Roman mythology to build a theme alien to the European mind, yet naggingly familiar at some deep level. The result is a kind of spiritual experience..Ude's character development is as leisurely and effortless as his pacing of the story. . . . Becoming Coyote is recommended reading.- American Book Review, American Book Review