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Wolfsong

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews

In the Cascade Range of northwest Washington, Tom Joseph, a young Indian who had gone south to attend college, returns for his uncle's funeral and finds himself caught up in the old man’s fight to save the wilderness from destruction. In his first novel, Louis Owens exposes the raw edge of the current American land-rights controversy and poses questions about authenticity

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Paperback, 249 pages
Published 1991 by West End Press
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Sambev
Dec 05, 2014 Sambev rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Louis Owens delivers another incredible example of Native American fiction – a strong example of the NA canon but also just a good piece of literature in general. Unfortunately, I did not find that Wolfsong measured up to the quality of Dark River or Bone Game, but it was still a good read.

Once again, Owens relies on postmodernism, incorporating elements of technology and the oral tradition to weave his story. Each character was purposeful and contributed to the story. I had a lot of sympathy f
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pi
Mar 07, 2013 pi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i started out liking the book (i must admit i've got bioregional bias, anything that describes the areas i am familiar with), a compelling beginning.

i also enjoyed how the book floats in and out of situations and perspectives without seams, a little confusing, but very enjoyable- sometimes back and forward in time, sometimes from one way of thinking into another (or into feeling) or into dreamtime. there isn't a strong plot, but through the way the story unfolds, it's actually refreshing to not
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