Coyote Blue

Coyote Blue

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Sam Hunter, a yuppie salesman who has everything he needs except the beautiful Calliope's love, confronts Coyote, the Indian trickster god, and his own forgotten and buried life as Samson Hunts Alone, a native American outlaw. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Part love story, part spiritual search, and a totally delightful reading experience, Coyote Blue is a novel of amazing freshness, reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut or Douglas Adams or Tom Robbins, with more than a hint of Carlos Castaneda.
Sam Hunter is a very successful thirty-five-year-old insurance salesman. His life is more or less complete: he's got a new Mercedes, a great condo, a 52-inch television - but no girlfriend.
Then he sees Calliope, the most gorgeous creature he has ever encountered. She's exactly the kind of woman he has always wanted in his life but never had the courage even to approach.
Enter Coyote, an ancient Indian god famous for his abilities as a trickster, wise in many ways, in others a total fool. He has just the medicine to bring these lovers together, but after that he hasn't got a clue.
In fact, Sam Hunter was actually born Samson Hunts Alone, a Crow Indian raised on the tribe's Montana reservation. At age fifteen, when he was full of rebellion, a miscalculation with the law forced him to run away. Twenty years later, safely ensconced in his yuppie persona, that earlier life is just a distant memory. Until Coyote enters the picture. From then on, nothing is the same.
From Los Angeles to Las Vegas, then back to the Montana Crow reservation Coyote Blue is the story of how Sam Hunter becomes a brave man, of how he finds love and redemption and release. It is a wonderful, spiritual, and totally uplifting tale, by turns mysterious, terrifying, and outrageous.
It is a cult novel for people too smart and too hip to be part of a cult.

Baker
& Taylor

Sam Hunter, a yuppie salesman, who has everything he needs except the beautiful Calliope's love, confronts Coyote, the Indian trickster god, and his own forgotten and buried life as Samson Hunts Alone, a native American outlaw

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1994.
ISBN: 9780671881887
0671881884
Branch Call Number: MOO
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 22 cm.

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jeffi22
Mar 13, 2016

Didn't know what to expect, reminded me of Tom Robbins (not sure who came first) - absurd, religious/sexual overtones (and undertones), definitely keeps you interested! I look forward to catching more of Mr. Moore's novels!

jokal Apr 19, 2012

I love funny books and this guy has a sense of humor, plus he can write. Some of his books aren't quite the same quality, but hey--humor is good

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RichardPaul
Feb 09, 2011

Coyote Blue ---- By Christopher Moore ---- Listed is a: c - 2008 Reprint, Orig. c - ? ---- I rated this book as a double XXL (X Excellent), All the Spirit guides having fun here. ---- The coyote is the trickster: both in real life and the so called: 'aboriginal mythology.' ---- This read is funny from start to finish.---- Enjoy the fun! ----- RichardPaul

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damation
Oct 15, 2010

Interesting use of the coyote as a trickster in aboriginal mythology.

I really enjoyed the story although it took a while to understand the humor.
Christopher Moore as a very sharp sardonic wit.

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