|Plot Summary of You Never Can Tell|
Morrow, Aug 2001, 24.00, 368 pp
Free lance reporter Heather Reardon finds Kole Kills Crow, known for defying the South Dakota National Guard, in a local bar in the Minnesota backwoods. The journalist searched for the recluse to hear his side of the story of what happened in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping during the Guard incident. Just before his sentence ended, Kole fled prison when another American Indian standing near him is killed. Kole and Heather talk with her explaining that she spoke with people from his past such as the actor Barry Wilson, Kole's former mentor. Barry left the cause for Hollywood, allowing Kole to take the rap for the South Dakota incident.
Though he says he is only a flute maker, she and a Native American reporter persuade Kole to lead a Native American rights March on Hollywood to provide a more accurate picture of the American Indian. Along the way, Kole and Heather fall in love even as other American Indians join the march and other people want Kole dead so their exploitation can continue.
Best-selling and award winning author Kathleen Eagle provides readers with an exciting ethnic romance that showcases the modern day American Indian. The story line is very exciting, but it is the charcaters, especially the lead duo who turn YOU NEVER CAN TELL into a classy reading experience. As usual Ms. Eagle demonstrates with this novel that you can tell why books like THE NIGHT REMEMBERS and THE LAST TRUE COWBOY are so popular with readers.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of You Never Can Tell|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
- chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer
Making a living subplot
Making a living:
- office romance among coworkers
Inner struggle subplot
- (general) search for identity/new understanding
Main Male Character
- accused criminal
Sex makes him
Main Female Character
Effect of sexing
- Pacific NW
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Focus of story
- equally on him and her
How much dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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