Wolverine the Trickster

Labrador Innu Tales

Collected and retold by

Lawrence Millman

Illustrated by Suzy Hunt

Cover of Wolverine the Trickster by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a dancing man with a wolverine's head atop the globe. Innu tales of Kwakwadjec.

Collected in the late 1980s by author-ethnographer Lawrence Millman, these stories about the Labrador Innu trickster figure, Wolverine, have a distinctly modern quality.   They depict a penis that can talk, the moon commuting from the earth to the sky, and farts that can literally kill.  Wolverine himself loses a footrace with a giant boulder and gets stuck inside a bear’s skull as well as inside his own stomach.  His adventures and misadventures indicate that not only is it okay to screw up, but there may even be a virtue to messing things up.   After all, Wolverine survives an entire winter by mistaking his own ass for caribou jerky.

 

“At once hilarious and sympathetic!” wrote novelist Howard Mosher about the stories in this collection.

Read an excerpt from Wolverine the Trickster

Available now in bookstores worldwide

 and from Komatik Press

 

For a copy signed by the author, contact Dr. Millman directly at:

 

l.millman@comcast.net

 

 

Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
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Cover of Wolverine the Trickster by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a dancing man with a wolverine's head atop the globe. Innu tales of Kwakwadjec.
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
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Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of Wolverine the Trickster by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a dancing man with a wolverine's head atop the globe. Innu tales of Kwakwadjec.
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
KOMATIK
PRESS
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
KOMATIK
PRESS
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
KOMATIK
PRESS
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of Wolverine the Trickster by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a dancing man with a wolverine's head atop the globe. Innu tales of Kwakwadjec.