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Tomson Highway on his debut novel

The Story

Playwright Tomson Highway has written his first novel, Kiss of the Fur Queen.  CBC reporter Duncan McCue interviews him, and they discuss the novel, the role of the Weetigo, and his childhood before and after residential school.  He talks about the importance of music and humour in his life and writing. 

Broadcast Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Jan. 7, 1999
Reporter: Duncan McCue
Guest: Tomson Highway
Duration: 12:07

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