Coyote blue

by Moore, Christopher, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2008.
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From master of subversive humor Christopher Moore comes a quirky, irreverent novel of love, myth, metaphysics, outlaw biking, angst, and outrageous redemption.

As a boy, he was Samson Hunts Alone--until a deadly misunderstanding with the law forced him to flee the Crow reservation at age fifteen. Today he is Samuel Hunter, a successful Santa Barbara insurance salesman with a Mercedes, a condo, and a hollow, invented life. Then one day, destiny offers him the dangerous gift of love--in the exquisite form of Calliope Kincaid--and a curse in the unheralded appearance of an ancient god by the name of Coyote. Coyote, the trickster, has arrived to reawaken the mystical storyteller within Sam...and to seriously screw up his existence in the process.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Old Man Coyote, an ancient Native American god known as the trickster, is back and better than ever--and up to no good, at least not if he can help it. He arrives in the form of a handsome, buckskinned Indian to wreak havoc in the life of Sam Hunter, a successful insurance agent with a carefully controlled life (and a carefully hidden past). One day Sam spots a beautiful woman getting into her car and admires her; suddenly Coyote is there to toss Sam into the middle of drug running, "kitchen pals" Buddhism, bikers, Las Vegas, true love, and death. Moore's writing is fresh and funny, and his spin on Coyote is delightful--the trickster, though well disguised, is still impishly capable of causing trouble (and teaching us how to look at life). Effectively mixing the mythic and the modern, Moore intersperses contemporary trickster tales with the comic saga of Sam's evolution from his early life in Montana as Crow Indian Samson Hunts Alone through his yuppie period to his life-changing encounter with Coyote. ~--Eloise Kinney"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A lonely Crow Indian turned yuppie insurance salesman seeks the power of an ancient Indian god to give him enough courage to approach the woman of his dreams. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Coyote -- (Mythological character) -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Folklore -- Fiction.
Insurance companies -- Employees -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Paperbacks,2008.
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Language English
Notes Includes a reading group guide.
Description 299 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 1416558470
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