Coyote Blue

Coyote Blue (1994) is the second novel by Christopher Moore.

Cover Copy Edit

From Christopher Moore, author of Fluke, comes a quirky, irreverent novel of love, myth, metaphysics, outlaw biking, angst, and outrageous redemption.

As a boy growing up in Montana, he was Samson Hunts Alone -- until a deadly misunderstanding with the law forced him to flee the Crow reservation at age fifteen. Today he is Samuel Hunter, a successful Santa Barbara insurance salesman with a Mercedes, a condo, and a hollow, invented life. Then one day, shortly after his thirty-fifth birthday, destiny offers him the dangerous gift of love -- in the exquisite form of Calliope Kincaid -- and a curse in the unheralded appearance of an ancient Indian god by the name of Coyote. Coyote, the trickster, has arrived to transform tranquility into chaos, to reawaken the mystical storyteller within Sam . . . and to seriously screw up his existence in the process.

Main Characters Edit

Samuel "Sam" Hunter

Old Man Coyote

Calliope Kincaid

Pokey Medicine Wing

Other Characters Edit

Minty Fresh

Josh Spagnola

Aaron Aaron

Gabriella Snow

Billy Two Irons

Enos Windtree

Det. Alphonse Rivera

Location(s) Edit

Santa Barbara, CA

  • Tangerine Tree Cafe

Crow Country, MT

Las Vegas, NV

King's Lake, NV

Plot SynopsisEdit


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.

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