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Charlie Muskrat

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
*Shortlisted for the 2009 ReLit Award for Fiction

*Shortlisted for two 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards: Fiction and First Peoples' Publishing

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 co
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Paperback, 146 pages
Published April 2008 by Thistledown Press
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Aug 06, 2012 Annie Moore rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this in a Thomas King kind of way.
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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
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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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Born and raised in Northern Saskatchewan, Harold Johnson has a Master of Law degree from Harvard University. He has served in the Canadian Navy, and worked in mining and logging. Johnson is the author of five novels and one work of non-fiction, which are largely set in northern Saskatchewan against a background of traditional Cree mythology. The Cast Stone (2011) won the Saskatchewan Book Award fo ...more
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