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Winter in the Blood (Penguin Classics)

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The opening sentence of Welch's Winter in the Blood sums up the atmosphere, language, and grit that populate the pages: "In the tall weeds of the borrow pit, I took a leak and watched the sorrel mare, her colt beside her, walk through burnt grass to the shady side of the log-and-mud cabin." This novel tells the story of a boy who is trying to understand the world around him even though he doesn't yet understand himself. But a deeper reading shows it as a metaphor for life on the reservation.
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Publisher Comments:

Two contemporary classics from a major writer of the Native American renaissance

During his life, James Welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, Winter in the Blood, is one of his most enduring works. The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana's vast emptiness. Winter in the Blood is an evocative and unforgettable work of literature that will continue to move and inspire anyone who encounters it.

Synopsis:

The author of Fool's Crow and Indian Lawyer presents an extraordinary, evocative novel about a young Native American coming to terms with his heritage--and his dreams. "A nearly flawless novel about human life".--Reynolds Price, New York Times Book Review.

About the Author

'Louise Erdrich is the author of eleven novels, as well as volumes of poetry, children\'s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel Love Medicine won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her book The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse was a finalist for the National Book Award. Jim Harrison has written numerous works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. His work has earned him both an NEA grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Montana and Arizona.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105220
Author:
Welch, James
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Alexie, Sherman
Introduction by:
Erdrich, Louise
Introduction:
Alexie, Sherman
Introduction:
Erdrich, Louise
Author:
Erdrich, Louise
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Siksika Indians
Subject:
Montana
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.74x7.02x.43 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Staff Pick" by ,

The opening sentence of Welch's Winter in the Blood sums up the atmosphere, language, and grit that populate the pages: "In the tall weeds of the borrow pit, I took a leak and watched the sorrel mare, her colt beside her, walk through burnt grass to the shady side of the log-and-mud cabin." This novel tells the story of a boy who is trying to understand the world around him even though he doesn't yet understand himself. But a deeper reading shows it as a metaphor for life on the reservation.

"Synopsis" by , The author of Fool's Crow and Indian Lawyer presents an extraordinary, evocative novel about a young Native American coming to terms with his heritage--and his dreams. "A nearly flawless novel about human life".--Reynolds Price, New York Times Book Review.
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