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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko, 1977, United States, NOVEL

"...Unable to find a place among Native American veterans who are losing themselves in rage and drunkenness, Tayo discovers his connection to the land and to ancient rituals with the help of a medicine man, and comes to understand the need to create ceremonies, to grow and change, in order to survive...Ceremony is deeply felt, but avoids glib mysticism; it is informed not by bitterness and racial animosity, but by a larger sense of sorrow and an awareness of "how much can be lost, how much can be forgotten."..."

(P.H., p. 328)

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Zanna (zannastar) | 180 comments I have reviewed this book. I would give it more than 5 stars if possible

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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Thank you for your review, Zanna. It has been incorporated above.

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