Perennial paperback cover
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Publication date||March 4, 1994|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Practical Demonkeeping|
|Followed by||Bloodsucking Fiends|
Coyote Blue is the second novel by Christopher Moore, published in 1994.
The plot concerns a salesman in Santa Barbara, California named Sam Hunter (a Crow Indian born Samson Hunts Alone) who, as a teenager, fled his home when he was involved in the death of a law officer. The novel begins when the adult Sam has his life turned upside down by Coyote, the ancient Native American trickster-god.
One of the minor characters, "Minty Fresh" becomes an important feature of Moore's later work A Dirty Job. In addition, Coyote Blue makes passing references to "Augustus Brine," from Moore's first novel, Practical Demonkeeping, and "Detective Sergeant Alphonso Rivera," from Practical Demonkeeping, A Dirty Job, Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck, and Bite Me. Coyote also mentions having met Jesus Christ who was the main character from Moore's novel Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.
- Author's webpage for Coyote Blue
- Cheri Crenshaw. "The Avatar of Irony in Christopher Moore's Coyote Blue (HTML / PDF)
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