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Charlie Muskrat

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
And there he was - Charlie Muskrat, out of moose meat for the winter and committed to getting some, who finds himself in Prince Albert with a 30/30 Winchester under the seat of his truck, Thunder, half a tank of gas, half a thermos of coffee, lots of Cheezies and a desire to drive south. What follows is that trip. Accompanied off and on by the phantom hitchhikers from hist ...more
Paperback, 146 pages
Published April 2nd 2008 by Thistledown Press
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Annie Moore
I enjoyed this in a Thomas King kind of way.
Apr 21, 2010 Kate added it
In Charlie Muskrat, Harold Johnson deftly weaves together traditional, modern and post-modern modes of storytelling to create a novel which is funny, moving, and profound, not so much by turns as all at once. What begins as a short hunting trip (Charlie Muskrat setting off from his northern Saskatchewan home in his truck Thunder with a thermos of coffee, a bag of cheezies, and a shotgun, in the hope of sighting a moose from the road) becomes, with the intervention of Wesakicak (the trickster fig ...more
Fun book with many historical/mythological/Canadian Native references. It's fluid use of time and movement into other worlds may frustrate some.
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