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Gardens in the Dunes

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Publisher Comments:

A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman's quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed.

At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a "proper" young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.

About the Author

Leslie Marmon Silko, a former professor of English and fiction writing, is the author of novels, short stories, essays, poetry, articles, and screenplays. She has won numerous awards and fellowships for her work. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684863320
Author:
Silko, Leslie Marmon
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Adoption
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Voyages around the world
Subject:
Acculturation
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Indian children
Subject:
Socialites
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 00-E005
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 17.22 oz

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