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ISBN13: 9780393319682
ISBN10: 0393319687
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When sixteen-year-old Omishto, a member of the Taiga Tribe, witnesses her Aunt Ama kill a panther-an animal considered to be a sacred ancestor of the Taiga people-she is suddenly torn between her loyalties to her Westernized mother, who wants her to reject the ways of the tribe, and to Ama and her traditional people, for whom the killing of the panther takes on grave importance. "Power is a beautifully written story, that rare book that comes along once in a while, touching the deep parts of our humanness and calling us . . . to be better than we are."-Rocky Mountain News "[Hogan] has written a book about a crisis of belief that is dizzying in its depths, a book that is a testament to the ability of people to imagine what they cannot articulate."-Boston Book Review "Hogan's Power is a bildungsroman. It is a lament for the animals and plants we have so heedlessly extinguished and it is also a story hopeful for the restoration of a world in balance."-Bloomsbury Review

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"Linda Hogan's remarkable gift is a language of her own, moving gracefully between ordinary conversation and the embrace of divinity. . . . Power is a haunting, beautiful testament."--Barbara Kingsolver

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After witnessing the killing of a panther--considered to be the sacred ancestor of her people--a young Taiga girl is torn between the feelings of her Westernized mother and the traditions of her people.

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Linda Hogan was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Mean Spirit. Her other honors include an American Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

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Dorothy Flaherty, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Dorothy Flaherty)
It seems that personal ethics have gone by the wayside. Hogan's narrative travels beyond the conflict between functioning in the modern world and accepting inherent traditions. The story invites the reader on a journey to assess personal values, and how the path one takes can force a person not to ignore, but rather to confront ethical decisions encountered along the way.
Good novels raise more questions than answers: Hogan fulfills this requirement with text that is both elegant and stoic, challenging her readers to walk away wondering where they might fit into two worlds.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393319682
Author:
Hogan, Linda
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Indian women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Florida panther
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Norton Paperback Fiction
Series Volume:
2282
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.21x5.51x.66 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Linda Hogan's remarkable gift is a language of her own, moving gracefully between ordinary conversation and the embrace of divinity. . . . Power is a haunting, beautiful testament."--Barbara Kingsolver
"Synopsis" by , After witnessing the killing of a panther--considered to be the sacred ancestor of her people--a young Taiga girl is torn between the feelings of her Westernized mother and the traditions of her people.
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