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The narrator in this latest collection of poems by Ray Young Bear is alter ego and spiritual seeker Edgar Bearchild, who balances the hapless polarities of life in the Black Eagle Child Settlement with wry humor, a powerful intelligence, and the occasional designer drug. Bearchild is forever infused with revelations both modern and ancient, forever influenced by tribal history, animism, supernaturalism, religion, and mythology.<P>Whether faced with tragedy or comedy, Bearchild lives in a world replete with signs and portents, from the Lazy-Boy recliner that visually accesses a faraway crime to the child's handprint that mysteriously appears on a frosty ladder. Edgar and his wife, Selene Buffalo Husband, and the other members of the Black Eagle Child Settlement create and recreate prophecies that "quietly wait and glow" in the "mythical darkness that would follow the stories".

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ISBN:
9780877457718
Author:
Young Bear, Ray A.
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Author:
Bear, Ray A. Young
Location:
Iowa City
Subject:
American
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Fox Indians.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
105-37
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.02x6.08x.23 in. .22 lbs.

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