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Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

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Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is the emotional story of a woman’s struggle to acknowledge her birth family. Grace, a Native girl adopted by a White family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the Reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace must find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Talonbooks
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Lovely with just the right amount of sad.
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Easy to read, entertaining and very down to earth.
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A short play that revolves around a woman who was taken in the Scoop.
It’s good. It uses humour to keep the play light despite its heavy subject matter. Some of the humor is— just ok.
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Shelves: canadian, indigenous
story telling without pat answers.
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I would love to see this performed. Starkly honest.
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Required Academic Reading
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it's a great and short read.
it covers a few of the topics of concern for indigenous peoples.
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This book was recommended and I still think about it now. Excellent!
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During the last twenty-five years of his life, Drew Hayden Taylor has done many things, most of which he is proud of. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, he has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He ...more