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Internationally acclaimed as a playwright screen writer comic and sardonic commentator on the endless gaffs absurdities and the profound and painful misunderstandings that continue to characterize social interactions between aboriginal and non aboriginal peoples Taylor’s stories in Fearless Warriors are a full frontal assault on stereotypes of all kinds and an edifying affirmation of humanity unlike anything else in fictionEach of these stories is as remarkably different in terms of its uniue narrative tone o. I often struggle with short stories with the feeling that I m barely getting to know a character before my association with him or her is done yet Taylor managed to pack so much into each of these narratives that I never felt my usual loss Perhaps part of the reason is the way each story ends right in the middle of the action as though the story has continued but we ve simply reached the end of what we can definitively know but there s also a grace to the way he details the uirks and foibles of individual characters that helps build a really remarkable whole In many ways there was nothing particularly new in these stories the perspective on reserve life on government schools on untimely death on the economics of living on Indian land of religious conflict all of these have been explored in other books by Native authors and often in greater depth Still I enjoyed visiting Little Otter enormously and particularly relished the couple of stories that were a new take on a complicated history the boy who takes his life because his teacher tells him he can t be an astronomer for example the Oji hawk wrestling with homophobia and grief as he tries to understand what happened to his father in VietnamLooking forward to reading Taylor s other works Marriage by Deception yet Taylor managed to pack so much into each of these narratives that I never felt my usual loss Perhaps part of the reason is the way each story ends right in the middle of the action as though the story has continued but we ve simply reached the end of what we can definitively know but there s also a grace to the way he details the uirks and foibles of individual characters that helps build a really remarkable whole In many ways there was nothing particularly new in these stories the perspective on reserve life on government schools on untimely death on the economics of living on Indian land of religious conflict all of these have been explored in other books by Native authors and often in greater depth Still I enjoyed visiting Little Otter enormously and particularly relished the couple of stories that were a new take on a complicated history the boy who takes his life because his teacher tells him he can t be an astronomer for example the Oji hawk wrestling with homophobia and grief as he tries to understand what happened to his father in VietnamLooking forward to reading Taylor s other works

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Ven nor is it taken Native stereotypes of White culture are as fair a species of game for this writer as any other Ultimately each of these narratives becomes a bridge of understanding between cultures giving its readers access to the seemingly inexplicable actions of characters at the distant edges of our imaginations even just one of these stories “The Boy in the Ditch” does to illuminate the tragedy of the pre teen gasoline sniffing culture of Davis Inlet than any number of Royal Commissions will ever do. I ve been meaning to read Drew Hayden Taylor for a while now I didn t know much about him or his writing so I didn t know what to expect and to be frank I was a little disappointed at firstThis collection of loosely connected short stories starts out uiet Enjoyable but uiet I m a sucker for anything set in a small town I m from one and miss it terribly now that I live here in the metropolis so I fell in love with Otter Lake First Nation pretty uickly But it all felt a little light the characters the plot the writing There wasn t enough to sink my teeth intoBut after the third story I started to taste the meat People reappeared and I got to know them I learned to recognize Taylor s shy sly wit The plots built on each other in a slow steady satisfying way Read patiently be willing to work for the payoff and Fearless Warriors will reward you with a rich poignant funny experience Let Sleeping Dogs Lie you with a rich poignant funny experience

Drew Hayden Taylor ☆ 5 Free read

Rigin and direction as are the characters of his plays making Taylor’s singular collection of fictions uite intentionally much than the sum of their parts By degrees dramatic shocking tender chilling affirmative and tragic each story takes on a different cliché or “common sense understanding” of inter racial and inter cultural relations all of them suffused with the incomparable wit gentle and generous humour mercilessly critical edge and profound emotional empathy of a master story tellerNo uarter is gi. Some are funny some are heartbreaking but all are good

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Fearless Warriors
  • Drew Hayden Taylor
  • English
  • 10 November 2017
  • 9780889223950

About the Author: Drew Hayden Taylor

During the last thirty years of his life Drew Hayden Taylor has done many things most of which he is proud of An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario he has worn many hats in his literary career from performing stand up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to being Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Native theatre company Native Earth Performing Arts He has b



4 thoughts on “Fearless Warriors

  1. says:

    I often struggle with short stories with the feeling that I'm barely getting to know a character before my association with him or her is done yet Taylor managed to pack so much into each of these narratives that I never fe

  2. says:

    Some are funny some are heartbreaking but all are good

  3. says:

    I’ve been meaning to read Drew Hayden Taylor for a while now I didn’t know much about him or his writing so I didn’t know what to expect and to be frank I was a little disappointed at firstThis collection of loosely connected short stories starts out uiet Enjoyable but uiet I’m a sucker for anything set in a small town I’m from one

  4. says:

    I enjoyed the fact that as with some of Sherman Alexie's and Thomas King's collections of short stories there is a thread tying the narratives of these stories together that provides a sense of cohesion I enjoy in novels without taking away from the ability of each of these stories to stand on their own As a teacher I appreciate t

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