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Coyote Blue

Coyote Blue

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by Christopher Moore
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sam Hunter, the hero of Moore's raucous new novel, is the perfect insurance salesman: a complete chameleon who can be all things to all people, sizing up the ideal pitch to close any deal or make any woman. Living on the beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sam has all the accoutrements of the successful yuppie. His true identity--as Samson Hunts Alone, a full-blooded Crow Indian who fled his reservation and his heritage at age 15 after killing a policeman--is hidden and all but forgotten. Then one day, the Native American trickster figure Coyote enters Sam's life, with the apparent intention of destroying it piece by piece. Coyote's arrival coincides with Sam's involvement with Calliope Kincaid, an uneducated single mother whose hippie lifestyle is a throwback to the 1960s. When Calliope's biker ex-boyfriend kidnaps their baby, Coyote and Sam--against Sam's better judgment--set out in pursuit. The farther Sam travels from his life in the city, the closer he comes to finding himself. As in his previous novel, Practical De mon keep ing , Moore plays the supernatural and numinous for laughs, making even the most ludicrous events somehow believable with his breezy writing style. Only a consistent strain of misogyny mars this otherwise funny and entertaining romp. 50,000 first printing. (Mar.)
Library Journal
``There ain't no cure for Coyote Blue,'' writes Moore ( Practical Demonkeeping , LJ 1/92) to explain the mystifying and outrageous chain of events that alters Sam Hunter's life forever. As a teenager, Samson Hunts Alone runs away from the Crow Reservation to avoid standing trial for murder. Twenty years later he has changed his name, become a partner in a successful insurance agency, and all but forgotten his Indian upbringing. Coyote, an ancient Indian god known as a trickster by the Crow, is determined that it is time for Sam to fulfill his destiny as storyteller for his tribe. To that end, Coyote leads Sam on a merry chase--interfering in business, disturbing the neighbors, introducing love, and inciting a motorcycle gang to riot, all in a fantastic plot to lead Sam home. This novel is at once irreverent, spiritual, and wonderfully fresh in approach. An absolute must for adults and mature teens alike.-- Thomas L. Kilpatrick, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
Eloise Kinney
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.
From the Publisher
"Downright laugh-out-loud, can't-put-the-book-down funny." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"[A] whimsical fable of contemporary culture shock....Tautly written with a zest for the absurd and the unpredictable." — Jennifer Howard, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439191484
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
78,275
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

Patti Davis
If Carlos Castenada had created his Don Juan with a greater sense of humor, the result would have been Coyote. A fascinating trip.

Meet the Author

Christopher Moore is the bestselling author of You Suck, A Dirty Job, The Stupidest Angel, Fluke, Lamb, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, Bloodsucking Fiends, and Practical Demonkeeping. Visit the
official Christopher Moore website at www.chrismoore.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hawaii and San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:
August 5, 1958
Place of Birth:
Toledo, Ohio
Website:
http://www.chrismoore.com

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