"Acclaimed Novelist Thomas King says his newest offering, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Doubleday Canada, 288 pages,$34.95), spent nearly 50 years milling about his mind before an offer from Doubleday Canada put him to work.
“In fiction I make up my world. In non-fiction I’m forced to deal with a world that is already there for me. But I wanted to do something like this it was just trying to find a form to work it in. And I wanted to talk about the larger issues in Native history in North America rather than the specific. Many history books take place within an era or talk about an event for instance and they limit themselves to that. I wanted to talk about the patterns that exist in North American native history. It was in my brain for years.”"
- Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald