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Ancient Child

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Publisher Comments:

In his first novel since the Pulitzer Prize-winning House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday shapes the ancient Kiowa myth of a boy who turned into a bear into a timeless American classic. The Ancient Child juxtaposes Indian lore and Wild West legend into a hypnotic, often lyrical contemporary novel--the story of Locke Setman, known as Set, a Native American raised far from the reservation by his adoptive father. Set feels a strange aching in his soul and, returning to tribal lands for the funeral of his grandmother, is drawn irresistibly to the fabled bear-boy. When he meets Grey, a beautiful young medicine woman with a visionary gift, his world is turned upside down. Here is a magical saga of one man's tormented search for his identity--a quintessential American novel, and a great one.

Synopsis:

Locke Setman (Set), a Native American, is raised far from the reservation by his adopted father. Set feels a strange aching in his soul and, returning to the tribal lands for the funeral of his grandmother, meets a stunning young medicine woman with a gift of astonishing visions--who turns his world upside down.

About the Author

N. Scott Momaday is a novelist, a poet, and a painter. Among the awards he has received for writing are the Pulitzer Prize and the Premio Letterario Internazionale "Mondello." He is Regent's Professor of English at the University of Arizona, and he lives in Tucson with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060973452
Author:
Momaday, N. Scott
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Momaday, Natachee Scott
Author:
Momaday, N. Scott
Author:
by N. Scott Momaday
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Painters -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19900912
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.00x5.34x.86 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Locke Setman (Set), a Native American, is raised far from the reservation by his adopted father. Set feels a strange aching in his soul and, returning to the tribal lands for the funeral of his grandmother, meets a stunning young medicine woman with a gift of astonishing visions--who turns his world upside down.

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