This updated collection of selected stories brings together twelve stories, some speculative and some not, linked by the people and territory of the Karuk Indian Tribe. From Indians who time-travel , to coyote in the casino, managed care in the spirit world to gold hunters mining in a dangerous river, these stories blend the fantastical and workaday to show contemporary Karuk people, like their ancestors, struggling to overcome unpredictable obstacles.
"The Battle of Little Big Science" originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction. "Estelle Makes the Casino Run" originally appeared in Innsmouth Free Press. "Social Security" originally appeared in The Wordstock Ten, Franklin, Beedle & Associates, Inc. “Reservation Jobs” and “The Last Willow Stick on the River” appeared in Yellow Medicine Review.
Other included stories: Field Work, The Medicine Woman of Talking Rock, Repercussions, Trusted Leader, Fish Killer, The Casino Gargoyle.
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About the Author
Pamela Rentz is a member of the Karuk Tribe and a graduate of the Clarion West writers workshop. Her stories have appeared in Asimov's and Innsmouth Free Press. She lives in Vancouver, Washington.