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Description - Griever by Gerald Vizenor

Weaving political commentaries, cultural adventures and Chinese and Native American Indian myths into stories rich in adventure and mystery, this tale is about Griever de Hocus, a reservation-born tribal "trickster" and his accomplice who decide to go to the People's Republic of China and create havoc there by flouting the rigid conventions of socialism is a series of outrageous acts. From his hijacking of a truckload of condemned Chinese prisoners to his daring escape in an ultralight plane, Griever personifies the character of the Monkey King, the cosmic tribal "trickster" common to Chinese and Native American mythology. This book was winner of the Fiction Collective Prize and the 1988 American Book Award.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816618491
ISBN-10: 0816618496
Format: Paperback
Pages: 238
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 14-Jun-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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