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Coyote - the trickster, thief, warrior, wizard, coward, clown, and savior - has come to call in these 10 stories set in the modern Navajo Nation. "Reservation Monsters": Coyote teaches a young boy with a monster under his bed that most monsters are far worse than the ones that go bump in the night. "The Dreaming Way": After Coyote reveals her hidden powers, a teenager must d Coyote - the trickster, thief, warrior, wizard, coward, clown, and savior - has come to call in these 10 stories set in the modern Navajo Nation. "Reservation Monsters": Coyote teaches a young boy with a monster under his bed that most monsters are far worse than the ones that go bump in the night. "The Dreaming Way": After Coyote reveals her hidden powers, a teenager must decide whether she will use them for good or evil. "Love Like Thunder": After a school shooting, a strange creature sets up camp by the local cemetery, where he visits the dead so that he may live a few days longer. "The Speed of Lightning": Shaun Sallabye, a famous high school runner, gets a talent boost from Coyote that will push him to his limits - if it doesn't break him first. "The Shooting Way": Jesse Benally doesn't believe in witchcraft. When his aunt contracts a strange sickness, he meets with a medicine man who teaches him that native witches don't care what he believes. "Black Body": Fernando Gishi waits for his father to get out of prison, but when he finds the body of a dead girl in the desert, he must rely on his friends as a dark force reaches out to make a deal he can't refuse. "Changing Woman": Nellie Begay, a former combat nurse, is missing her daughter. When a supernatural force might know where she is, Nellie must find the strength to heal herself and talk to Changing Woman. "The Darkest Roots Run Deep": Ronnie Long, a struggling maintenance worker, must look to his girlfriend and their unborn child in order to forgive the biggest mistake of his life - before it kills him. "Remember by Your Scars": Jane Lewis is a white nurse who fled the East coast and abusive relationships. When her latest ends, a new man walks into her life and reopens all the scars she's tried to hide. "The Bathroom People": LeCaine Keeyahani hates working fast food but he hates the idea of leaving the Reservation even more. When his dying grandfather asks for help ending his life with dignity, only the Bathroom People hold the answer to LeCaine's future.


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Coyote - the trickster, thief, warrior, wizard, coward, clown, and savior - has come to call in these 10 stories set in the modern Navajo Nation. "Reservation Monsters": Coyote teaches a young boy with a monster under his bed that most monsters are far worse than the ones that go bump in the night. "The Dreaming Way": After Coyote reveals her hidden powers, a teenager must d Coyote - the trickster, thief, warrior, wizard, coward, clown, and savior - has come to call in these 10 stories set in the modern Navajo Nation. "Reservation Monsters": Coyote teaches a young boy with a monster under his bed that most monsters are far worse than the ones that go bump in the night. "The Dreaming Way": After Coyote reveals her hidden powers, a teenager must decide whether she will use them for good or evil. "Love Like Thunder": After a school shooting, a strange creature sets up camp by the local cemetery, where he visits the dead so that he may live a few days longer. "The Speed of Lightning": Shaun Sallabye, a famous high school runner, gets a talent boost from Coyote that will push him to his limits - if it doesn't break him first. "The Shooting Way": Jesse Benally doesn't believe in witchcraft. When his aunt contracts a strange sickness, he meets with a medicine man who teaches him that native witches don't care what he believes. "Black Body": Fernando Gishi waits for his father to get out of prison, but when he finds the body of a dead girl in the desert, he must rely on his friends as a dark force reaches out to make a deal he can't refuse. "Changing Woman": Nellie Begay, a former combat nurse, is missing her daughter. When a supernatural force might know where she is, Nellie must find the strength to heal herself and talk to Changing Woman. "The Darkest Roots Run Deep": Ronnie Long, a struggling maintenance worker, must look to his girlfriend and their unborn child in order to forgive the biggest mistake of his life - before it kills him. "Remember by Your Scars": Jane Lewis is a white nurse who fled the East coast and abusive relationships. When her latest ends, a new man walks into her life and reopens all the scars she's tried to hide. "The Bathroom People": LeCaine Keeyahani hates working fast food but he hates the idea of leaving the Reservation even more. When his dying grandfather asks for help ending his life with dignity, only the Bathroom People hold the answer to LeCaine's future.

30 review for Coyote Tales: Stories of Horror

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    I came to this collection via PseudoPod. If you want a sample of what to expect, check out the first three stories (and more!) there: http://pseudopod.org/?s=jim+bihyeh I really enjoyed these first three stories as stand-alone pieces. Then, I listen to this as a whole and they weave a cohesive whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Maybe they were adjusted slightly for the collection, but if they were I can’t find the seams. Every single story in this collection is worth your time. The I came to this collection via PseudoPod. If you want a sample of what to expect, check out the first three stories (and more!) there: http://pseudopod.org/?s=jim+bihyeh I really enjoyed these first three stories as stand-alone pieces. Then, I listen to this as a whole and they weave a cohesive whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Maybe they were adjusted slightly for the collection, but if they were I can’t find the seams. Every single story in this collection is worth your time. The creepy imagery in “Black Body” felt very resonant with King’s IT. I was pleasantly surprised by all the almost documentarian approach to uncomfortable and difficult situations (like abortion, parenthood, abuse, and end of life choices) without ever feeling didactic. I love how these stories are braided but do not rely on one another. The setting is compelling and opens a window into a culture that is often overlooked. It is fully populated with a broad range of human beings who are interesting and complex and uniquely burdened. Also, Coyote is an asshole. He uses everyone for personal gain and chaos and sometimes they come out a little less worse for wear. But I can’t say he’s a monster. He’s easy to empathize with, to be angry with, and to fear.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tamara Eaker

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It's been a long time since I've read a book that demands a review, and this one is definitely it. This collection of short stories are full of Navaho Aboriginals/(Indian) histories and spiritual beliefs. Each story has it's own theme, teaching its own lesson, meanwhile sharing a common realm of existence, with peoples lives weaving in and out of one another. The underlying story of the trickster, Coyote, and his attempt to reach the first world of the spirits runs perpendicular with the storie It's been a long time since I've read a book that demands a review, and this one is definitely it. This collection of short stories are full of Navaho Aboriginals/(Indian) histories and spiritual beliefs. Each story has it's own theme, teaching its own lesson, meanwhile sharing a common realm of existence, with peoples lives weaving in and out of one another. The underlying story of the trickster, Coyote, and his attempt to reach the first world of the spirits runs perpendicular with the stories as they move forward chronologically. I know as soon as I am done with this book that I am going to read it again. I would recommend to anyone who likes horror stories, is interested in Aboriginal history, culture/ beliefs, and wants to have a good read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Waldon

    This is an incredible and absolutely amazing piece of work! Bihyeh puts you right there on the Rez amongst the characters - the sense of place he weaves is utterly astounding. Wide Reeds becomes a very real, very tangible place in the mind of the reader - very much like Stephen King's Derry, or Castle Rock. The choice to debut "Coyote Tales" as an audio-only title is very appropriate and fitting for the paradigm of traditional indigenous storytelling/oral-tradition. I eagerly await his future en This is an incredible and absolutely amazing piece of work! Bihyeh puts you right there on the Rez amongst the characters - the sense of place he weaves is utterly astounding. Wide Reeds becomes a very real, very tangible place in the mind of the reader - very much like Stephen King's Derry, or Castle Rock. The choice to debut "Coyote Tales" as an audio-only title is very appropriate and fitting for the paradigm of traditional indigenous storytelling/oral-tradition. I eagerly await his future endeavours!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Paula Schumm

    I listened to the audiobook from the library. This collection of short stories is really one big ghost story, and I liked it. It intermingles Navajo legend with suspense and modern-day thriller drama. Recommended.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Todd Howell

    A solid 4 stars. Could have been 5 but I wasn't able to finish the first story, the audio version from the library only downloaded part of that story so I couldn't evaluate it properly. Lots of good stories in this book which tie together. The writing was fluid and the audio edition added even more flavor to it, felt like I was in the place where this all was happening. I found this to be creative, the stories and characters well developed, and overall a pleasure to read. It hits all the basics i A solid 4 stars. Could have been 5 but I wasn't able to finish the first story, the audio version from the library only downloaded part of that story so I couldn't evaluate it properly. Lots of good stories in this book which tie together. The writing was fluid and the audio edition added even more flavor to it, felt like I was in the place where this all was happening. I found this to be creative, the stories and characters well developed, and overall a pleasure to read. It hits all the basics in writing really well while it kept me entertained and wanting to hear more. Hopefully this author will write many more like this. I have a soft spot for the Southwest and favorite genre is horror. Give it a read, and kudos to the author and the narrator for jobs well done. A really GoodRead.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Daniluk

    We often forget that ghost stories aren't strictly a European tradition. Cautionary tales have been around for hundreds, no, thousands of years. Explore the terrifying world of Native American horror stories! We often forget that ghost stories aren't strictly a European tradition. Cautionary tales have been around for hundreds, no, thousands of years. Explore the terrifying world of Native American horror stories!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Giddz

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