|Winter in the Blood (1974) [Novel]|
by James Welch
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(From the publisher):
The narrator of this beautiful, sometimes bizarre tale is a sensitive, self-destructive young man living on the Blackfoot reservation in Montana. He is haunted by memories--of an older brother, dead at the age of fourteen; of his father (who made white men laugh at the local bar) found frozen to death in a snowdrift; and of his once-proud heritage. He sleepwalks through his chores, consoles himself with women. The visions he sees and the echoes he hears are swallowed up in Montana's vast emptiness. Yet he struggles against that emptiness, searching for something that will bind him tot he lands of his ancestors.
Original title: Winter in the Blood
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Native American
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Tragedy And Loss
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives