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A new novella from the acclaimed author of Ceremony, and Almanac of the Dead.

Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of the novels Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes. She has also written many short stories, poems and essays, and her most recent book is a memoir, The Turquoise Ledge. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and an NEA fellowship, Silko lives

Kindle Edition, 69 pages
Published February 17th 2011 by Leslie Marmon Silko
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Jan 06, 2014 Rob rated it it was amazing
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A well written short story about a particular time and place.

Coincidently I have been thinking about the role of the setting or place in a story since I saw 'August: Osage County' the other day. At one point one of the protagonists in the movie tried to make the point about what a godforsaken place Oklahoma is as she drives to her parents house with a sense of dread. She wonders why whites bothered to steal the place from the Indians.

In fact the movie fell short of of giving the viewer a sense
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This novella (which if I understand correctly is a Kindle exclusive) reads like an outtake from, or extension of, Silko's monumental novel Almanac of the Dead. The themes, character types and stylistic devices are familiar. Corrupt gringos caught in south of the border economic machinations; shadowy government complicities; snippets of Native history; a profound respect for the forces of nature. It works better with the larger frame in place. Not exactly sorry I spent the time on it, but on ...more
Sep 17, 2011 Ellen rated it it was ok
I was really disappointed in this short novel by Silko. I've been a big fan of hers since the 1980's when I first read Ceremony and followed with several others. Never quite got into it or cared about the characters.
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Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon; born March 5, 1948) is a Native American writer of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.

Silko was a debut recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant, now known as the "Genius Grant", in 1981 and the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Life
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