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The Moccasin Telegraph and Other Stories

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These comical Indian tales feature Silas Ermineskin, an eighteen-year-old trickster and storyteller who has a genius for irony and a talent for trouble
Paperback, 196 pages
Published November 6th 1985 by Penguin Books (first published 1983)
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Bonnie
Apr 28, 2009 Bonnie rated it really liked it
My comment re: The Fencepost Chronicles by this author applies regarding this collection, as well.

Note also, that W.P. Kinsella won the George Woodcock Award for an outstanding literary career in BC; very recently, in fact: Spring 2009
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Jul 14, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
One of the funniest books I've ever read. This one is on my desert island list.
Calvin Daniels
Jul 18, 2016 Calvin Daniels rated it it was amazing
It took a bit to get into the cadence of speech here, but once in the rhythm this was just a great read.

Not all the stories have happy endings, a couple are left pretty open ended, but that does not detract from an excellent group of shorts.

Highly recommended.
Michael
Jan 03, 2015 Michael rated it really liked it
By the author of Field of Dreams, short stories set in a Canadian Reserve. Reserve is Canadian for Indian Reservation. Funny, sad, picaresque stories.
Jim
A nice collection of short stories, some humorous, others more serious, as Kinsella returns to the Erminskin world and takes on the troubles of reservation life and Indian-white relations. I really enjoy these stories.
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Jul 10, 2012 Lindsey rated it really liked it
The one with Prince Philip and the buffalo - hilarious!
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Laughing - Sometimes laughing to keep from crying.
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William Patrick Kinsella, OC, OBC is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. His work has often concerned baseball and Canada's First Nations and other Canadian issues.

William Patrick Kinsella was born to John Matthew Kinsella and Olive Kinsella in Edmonton, Alberta. Kinsella was raised until he was 10 years-old at a homestead near Darwell, Alberta, 60 km west of the city, home-schooled by his
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