Truth & Bright Water

Truth & Bright Water

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Baker & Taylor
The lives of the inhabitant of two towns, Truth and Bright Water, separated by a river running between Montana and an Ottawa Indian reservation, intertwine over the course of a summer as seen through the eyes of two young boys, Tecumseh and his cousin Lum, in a novel about life, love, family secrets, and growing up.

Blackwell North Amer
This summer for Tecumseh and Lum, two young Native men coming of age, will be a summer of mysteries and returns. It opens with a distraught woman throwing things into the river out of a suitcase - then jumping in after. Tecumseh and Lum go to help, but she and her truck have disappeared. On the bluff overlooking the river, Tecumseh's dog discovers a child's skull. Other mysteries also puzzle Tecumseh - if his mom will take his dad back; if his rolling-stone Auntie Cassie is home to stay this time, and why she's brought a suitcase full of baby clothes; why no one protects Lum from his father's rages.
Then Tecumseh gets a job helping an artist - Monroe Swimmer, Bright Water's most famous son, returned home and living in a vacant church - with the project of a lifetime. As the tourists - buckskin-clad Germans, drunk Americans, and a ghostly little Cherokee girl from Georgia - begin to arrive for the annual Indian Days festival, the secrets of Truth and Bright Water come together in a climax of tragedy, reconciliation, and love.

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& Taylor

The lives of the inhabitants of two towns, Truth and Bright Water, separated by a river running between Montana and an Ottawa Indian reservation, intertwine over the course of a summer as seen through the eyes of two young boys.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780871138187
0871138182
Branch Call Number: FICTION KING
Characteristics: p. cm
Alternative Title: Truth and Bright Water

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Two young cousins, Tecumseh and Lum, live in Truth, a small American town, and Bright Water, the reserve across the border and over the river. Family is the only reason most of the people stay in the towns, and yet old secrets and new mysteries keep pulling the more nomadic residents back to the fold.

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 24, 2010

Two young cousins, Tecumseh and Lum, live in Truth, a small American town, and Bright Water, the reserve across the border and over the river. Family is the only reason most of the people stay in the towns, and yet old secrets and new mysteries keep pulling the more nomadic residents back to the fold.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Jul 04, 2015

Wow. This book is like reading the flow of a river. The dialogue and narrative drifts around stones, banks, and ripples intersect. A great read!

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kalikingstierle thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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