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Snowed under by essays during my final year of University, most reading took a back seat, until I came across Green Grass, Running Water, which quickly became an obsession. The novel has a lot to say about the continuing oppression of First Nations people in Canada, but King’s playful style, which slides between narrative and Native myths, in an emulation of the oral storytelling culture of First Nations people, makes this a joyful novel, light-hearted and frequently hilarious. The story, which follows three young people in Alberta, is a tale of modern love, loss and the messy ties of family, set against the backdrop of the Blackfoot Tribe reservation.

Set in Alberta, Canada.

Recommended by @issyymcc. 

Buy the book here.