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Winter in the Blood (1974) [Novel]
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Summary (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
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalNative American
FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

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Language: English

  • "A nearly flawless novel about human life...Few books in any year speak so unanswerably, make their own local terms so thoroughly ours." Reynolds Price, The New York Times Book Review
  • "For some readers this will be the most significant piece of Indian writing they have yet encountered; for others it will simply be a brilliant novel." Charles R. Larson, the New Republic
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Winter in the Blood (July 29, 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: United States of America
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0143105221
Dimensions: 7.0 x 7.7 x 0.4 in
Pages: 160

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