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Antelope Wife, the (1998) [Novel]
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The Antelope Wife is a novel of connections in which history, lust, contemporary urban Native American life, hand-me-down names, and legends, as well as sacred myth, combine. Set in Minneapolis, originally an important trading center and hunting ground, still a magnet for many native people from nearby reservations, the story goes back in time. The novel begins with a soldier, who deserts the cavalry during a cruel raid on an Ojibwa village to chase a dog bearing on its back a baby on a cradle board strung with breathtaking blue beads. Generations later, a fast-talking trader kidnaps a silent and graceful woman from a powwow. In a haunting re-creation of a native tale, the woman is part antelope. Hunter and hunted change identities. The Antelope Wife changes people. Nothing is ever the same again for friends and family.

Original title: The Antelope Wife
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasy
FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalNative American

Edition #1: Antelope Wife, the

Antelope Wife, the (1998)
Awards: World Fantasy Award: Novel (1999)
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Language: English

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