Dead Dog Cafe
Volume 2Audiobook CD - 2005
The Dead Dog Cafe began in Tom King's novel Green Grass Running Water and offered all sorts of "dead dog" items on the menu, such as deep fried puppy whatnots. In the radio series Dead Dog Cafe Comedy Hour, three native characters have a radio show, but they don't know anything about radio. There's Jasper Friendly Bear, the optimist of the group. We don't know what he did before starting the radio show, but since then he has talked about becoming a paparazzi photographer and opening a bank at the cafe. There's no end to the good that Jasper can do for the country as a whole. Then there's Gracie Heavy Hand, who is more pragmatic than Jasper. She's very "down to earth" and as a businesswoman she's very supportive of Jasper - when it stands to make her some money. Then there's Tom King, who gets to play himself. He thinks he's cerebral. He also thinks that he understands both native and white culture, but he doesn't really understand either. At the Dead Dog Cafe, the talk is lively and the coffee's always on and you never know who will drop in. Volume 2 contains 3 hours of regular audio plus over 3 more hours of additional audio playable on your computer. Includes episodes from seasons 1 and 2.
Publisher: [Toronto] : CBC Audio, p2005.
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (ca. 3 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in