Completed: 8 September 2010
After a review and recommendation like this, how could one not read this book.
We have the trickster, Nanabush, appearing on the small reserve of Otter Lake. His disguise, a white man with long blonde hair riding an Indian Chief motorcycle. His eyes change as quickly as his moods. From Harlequin heartthrob to slightly sinister/dangerous bad guy, John wins the heart and minds of the reservation’s residents, especially Chief Maggie. Her son, Virgil is less than enchanted by this interloper and decides to take action as John moves into Maggie’s affection. True to his nature, Nanabush shakes thing up and no one is the same after his visit.
An enchanting story with a minimum of post-colonial guilt laid on. I particularly liked the racoons.