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Owls Don't Have to Mean Death
As a Florida Creek child, Peter Strongbow learned owl sightings were bad luck. A hooting in the night, eerie screeches that echoed into your bedroom, these were omens. And recently, while on a romantic drive, his car has struck one down. His ancestors taught you walked the land when a relative returned after some extended absence, you walked the land when you needed to thi ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published October 7th 2017 by Tincture
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A really beautiful novel about Florida Creek family and tribal love. As a reader I felt honored to get to know these grandparents and grandchildren, these cousins, these mothers and fathers and children who by and large do their best, and these undead ancestors as well as the people who leave, the people who remain, the people who come back home, and all the various Creek ways of seeing and being that Chip Livingston so carefully and lovingly details. If the novel centers on any one member of th ...more
Chip Livingston is a mixed-blood Creek poet, writer, teacher, and editor. He is the author of the novel OWLS DON’T HAVE TO MEAN DEATH, a short story/essay collection NAMING CEREMONY, the poetry collections CROW-BLUE, CROW-BLACK and MUSEUM OF FALSE STARTS and the chapbook ALARUM. His poetry and prose have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and have won awards from Native Writers’ Circle of the Ame ...more