Laughing with the Trickster: On Sex, Death, and Accordions

Category: Book
By (author): Highway, Tomson
Series: The Cbc Massey Lectures
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Native Americans
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: September 2022
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in
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Brilliant, jubilant insights into the glory and anguish of life from one of the world's most treasured Indigenous creators. 

Trickster is zany, ridiculous. The ultimate, over-the-top, madcap fool. Here to remind us that the reason for existence is to have a blast and to laugh ourselves silly.

Celebrated author and playwright Tomson Highway brings his signature irreverence to an exploration of five themes central to the human condition: language, creation, sex and gender, humour, and death. A comparative analysis of Christian, classical, and Cree mythologies reveals their contributions to Western thought, life, and culture-and how North American Indigenous mythologies provide unique, timeless solutions to our modern problems. Highway also offers generous personal anecdotes, including accounts of his beloved accordion-playing, caribou-hunting father, and plentiful Trickster stories as curatives for the all-out unhappiness caused by today's patriarchal, colonial systems.

Laugh with the legendary Tomson Highway as he illuminates a healing, hilarious way forward.