In his 2003 Massey lectures, award-winning author and scholar Thomas King looks at the breadth and depth of Native experience and imagination. Beginning with Native oral stories, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, in an effort to make sense of North America's relationship with its Aboriginal peoples. --- from the publisher
Trillium Jury Citations:
"Adapting traditional story-telling techniques to contemporary culture, this series of lectures is profound, funny and subversive. Thomas King has created a group of essays that examine the complex and diverse nature of Native peoples and their relationship to North American society. The Truth About Stories is playful, philosophical and deeply political."