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ISBN13: 9780312152444
ISBN10: 0312152442
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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award

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From the two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award: a deeply moving and evocative novel of fathers and sons. Danny Kachiah is a Native American fighting not to become a casualty. His father, Red Shirt, is dead; his wife, Loxie, has left him, and his career as a rodeo cowboy is flagging. But when Loxie dies in a car wreck, leaving him with his son, Jack, whom he hardly knows, Danny uses the magnificent stories of Red Shirt to guide him toward true fatherhood. Together, Danny and Jack begin to make a life from the dreams of yesterday and the ruins of today's northwestern reservations.

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"Unforgettable...prose as clear as the morning air." The Boston Globe

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"A beautiful picture of family love and loyalty in a society from which we've had few such pictures." Reynolds Price

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"Danny Kachiah remains a figure of complexity, struggling toward salvation...an everyman who could stand in for any one of us." The Los Angeles Times

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"Profoundly lyrical...Lesley has a rare gift for evoking a timeless quality in a setting littered with modern icons...The honky-tonk glitter of the rodeo gives way to the mystical, sometimes brutal beauty of the wilderness." The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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"What strikes me first about Craig Lesley's book is the astonishing compassion he extends to the characters that people this moving novel....An impressive debut." Raymond Carver

Synopsis:

Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award

From the two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award: a deeply moving and evocative novel of fathers and sons. Danny Kachiah is a Native American fighting not to become a casualty. His father, Red Shirt, is dead; his wife, Loxie, has left him, and his career as a rodeo cowboy is flagging. But when Loxie dies in a car wreck, leaving him with his son, Jack, whom he hardly knows, Danny uses the magnificent stories of Red Shirt to guide him toward true fatherhood. Together, Danny and Jack begin to make a life from the dreams of yesterday and the ruins of today's northwestern reservations.

About the Author

Craig Lesley is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. He has received the the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award for both Winterkill and for his third novel, The Sky Fisherman. He is also the author of River Song and Storm Riders. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two daughters.

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lukas, June 20, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
Northwest author Craig Lesley's debut novel (1984) is a poignant, understated book about fathers and sons, hunting, the past the present, and the lives of Native Americans living in the 20th century. It really tells two stories, that of a rodeo rider who reconnects with his son on a road trip and the rodeo rider's recollection of his dead father. As someone who's never hunted and probably never will, I got a little bored with the hunting scenes, but could appreciate their inclusion. PDX residents will enjoy the Mary's Club cameo. You might also like Sherman Alexie's books.
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beauregard, January 4, 2014 (view all comments by beauregard)
Craig Lesley has given us a great gift in Winterkill. Having read the book when it first came out thirty years ago, I was pleased to be quickly drawn into this story of sons and fathers once again. Most memorable are scenes documenting the passage of traditions - watching the reservoir rise behind Bonneville Dam to swallow Celilo Falls where natives once thrived from salmon fishing, feeling the cold of icy waters in which horses and herds of elk have been forever frozen in time, held powerless by the vastness of a landscape in which spirit wolves wander. The weyakin hovers over the multiple stories that feed into the whole of this gem of a book, reminding us that our deeds have consequences, our lives are not singular.
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lmelhindi, March 6, 2013 (view all comments by lmelhindi)
This is a great story about a Indian living in Eastern Oregon whose ex dies. He has to get his son and bring him home. He tries to teach him the Indian stories and life while remembering his father teaching him the same. It is extremely well written and interesting.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312152444
Author:
Lesley, Craig
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Fathers and sons -- Northwest, Pacific -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Native American & Aboriginal
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 7, no. 7
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.712 in

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Product details 336 pages Picador USA - English 9780312152444 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Unforgettable...prose as clear as the morning air."
"Review" by , "A beautiful picture of family love and loyalty in a society from which we've had few such pictures."
"Review" by , "Danny Kachiah remains a figure of complexity, struggling toward salvation...an everyman who could stand in for any one of us."
"Review" by , "Profoundly lyrical...Lesley has a rare gift for evoking a timeless quality in a setting littered with modern icons...The honky-tonk glitter of the rodeo gives way to the mystical, sometimes brutal beauty of the wilderness."
"Review" by , "What strikes me first about Craig Lesley's book is the astonishing compassion he extends to the characters that people this moving novel....An impressive debut."
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award

From the two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award: a deeply moving and evocative novel of fathers and sons. Danny Kachiah is a Native American fighting not to become a casualty. His father, Red Shirt, is dead; his wife, Loxie, has left him, and his career as a rodeo cowboy is flagging. But when Loxie dies in a car wreck, leaving him with his son, Jack, whom he hardly knows, Danny uses the magnificent stories of Red Shirt to guide him toward true fatherhood. Together, Danny and Jack begin to make a life from the dreams of yesterday and the ruins of today's northwestern reservations.

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