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By Tomson Highway,Christine Sokaymoh Frederick

“Speaking one language, I post, is like dwelling in a home with one window only...”

From his mythical start in a snow financial institution in northwestern Manitoba, via his metamorphosis to citizen-artist of the area, playwright, pianist, polyglot, storyteller, and irreverent disciple of the Trickster, Tomson street rides roughshod in the course of the languages and groups that experience formed him. Cree, Dene, Latin, French, English, Spanish, and the common language of song have opened home windows and widened horizons in Highway’s lifestyles. Readers who can grasp on tight—Highway lovers, tradition experts, crafty linguists, and fellow tricksters—will event the profundity of Highway’s humour, for as he says, “In Cree, you are going to giggle until eventually you weep.”

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