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Bone Game is a murder mystery on a grand scale. Cole McCurtain, a mixed-blood Indian professor of Indian Studies at Santa Cruz, California, is haunted by dreams dating back to events of Spanish California. Images of a Spanish priest murdered in 1812, a rearing grizzly bear, and a black-and-white-painted Indian who offers bones in his extended hands come at a time when dismembered pieces of a young woman are washing ashore in 1993. The dreams become increasingly urgent as the murders become more frequent, and Cole's family and friends gather to help — including Choctaw relatives who travel west from Mississippi because "this story's so big, Cole sees only a little bit of it".<P>"Bone Game will take you by the throat and shake you up some". — James Welch, author of The Indian Lawyer.<P>"Ghosts walk and spirits talk in Bone Game, a metaphysical mystery by Louis Owens that is eerie enough to be read aloud around a campfire". — New York Times Book Review.<P>"Owens expertly mixes genres and blends in generous amounts of Native American history. To his credit, he also leavens his grim but gripping tale with substantial humor". — Publishers Weekly.<P>"The text's richness lies in its addressing the more pressing concern and psychological mystery of the contemporary mixedblood Native American: the internal conflict of 'Who am I?' ... This quest for identity cleverly parallels the search for answers to the random slayings which paralyze the larger Santa Cruz community". — World Literature Today.

Synopsis:

Bone Game is a murder mystery on a grand scale. Cole McCurtain, a mixed-blood Indian professor of Indian Studies at Santa Cruz, California, is haunted by dreams dating back to events of Spanish California. Images of a Spanish priest murdered in 1812, a rearing grizzly bear, and a black-and-white painted Indian who offers bones in his extended hands come at a time when dismembered pieces of a young woman are washing ashore in 1993. The dreams become increasingly urgent as the murders become more frequent, and Coles family and friends gather to help-including Choctaw relatives who travel west from Mississippi because "this storys so big, Cole sees only a little bit of it."

 

 

About the Author

Louis Owens, who is of Choctaw-Cherokee-Irish descent, is Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books, including Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel and the novels The Sharpest Sight and Bone Game, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806128412
Author:
Owens, Louis
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Santa Cruz (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Santa Cruz
Subject:
Native American Studies
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Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Indian literature and critical studies series ;
Series Volume:
v. 10
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.52x5.52x.79 in. .70 lbs.

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Bone Game is a murder mystery on a grand scale. Cole McCurtain, a mixed-blood Indian professor of Indian Studies at Santa Cruz, California, is haunted by dreams dating back to events of Spanish California. Images of a Spanish priest murdered in 1812, a rearing grizzly bear, and a black-and-white painted Indian who offers bones in his extended hands come at a time when dismembered pieces of a young woman are washing ashore in 1993. The dreams become increasingly urgent as the murders become more frequent, and Coles family and friends gather to help-including Choctaw relatives who travel west from Mississippi because "this storys so big, Cole sees only a little bit of it."

 

 

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