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ISBN13: 9780399148996
ISBN10: 039914899x
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Louise White Elk dreams of both belonging and escape, and of discovering love and freedom on her own terms. But she is a red-haired, tough, and beautiful temptation, and at least three men, each more dangerous than the other, want to control and possess her: Police Officer Charlie Kicking Woman, who struggles between worlds; charismatic but scary Baptiste, who refuses to yield to anyone; and Harvey Stoner, who owns nearly everything.

On the reservation, danger looms everywhere, rising out of fear and anger, deprivation, hunger, and poverty. But just as often for Louise, and for those she loves, danger arises from longing and desire. And from making a choice.

Perma Red is a love-crossed saga about a young woman coming of age under perilous circumstances, and about the consequences of her often contradictory desires. In this breathtaking tale of the American West, a tragic love story unfolds against a classic clash of cultures.

In the tradition of Michael Dorris's Yellow Raft in Blue Water and the novels of Louise Erdrich, Perma Red is an enthralling, devastating debut by a commanding new voice.

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"Highly recommended. Strange and haunting, familiar yet different, this novel will stay with you long after you have...put it down....This book will give you a better understanding of native culture, native beliefs and the experience of being native in a world where the white culture is dominant. But don't read it because of that ? read it because it is still the universal story of the longing of the heart..." The Community Post (Canada)

Review:

"Debra Magpie Earling's Perma Red is a terrific novel, tough-minded, gritty, and powerful . . . rich with stories of such elemental truth that they have the resonance of sacred songs, the lingering effect of legends. I haven't read a novel that affected me this much since I first encountered Leslie Silko's Ceremony." James Crumley

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"Perma Red is a startlingly spiritual novel of the lives and loves and heartbreak on a Montana Indian reservation. The characters, especially the strangely destructive lovers, Louise and Baptiste, are so sharply drawn that they will bring tears to your eyes. And the landscape, the richly detailed backdrop against which these characters play out their roles, adds a dimension that borders on mythic. Debra Magpie Earling is a truly gifted writer, and Perma Red is a wonder-filled gift to all of us." James Welch

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"It is my pleasure to welcome Debra Magpie Earling's boldly drawn and passionate novel, Perma Red." ?Louise Erdrich

Review:

"In the deep wells of compassion for her people, and with her stunning eye for the rituals of their existence, Earling reminds us again that the greatest writing is always about matters of the human heart." Larry Brown

Review:

"Like the Loch Ness monster, Sasquatch, and Amelia Earhardt, this book has been circling around my life. I caught glimpses of it, heard people talk about it, saw murky photos of Debra Earling reading from it. And now here it is: the missing link, the Rosetta Stone, the cure for every damn disease there is. This book was great in all its pieces. In totality, it?s epic." Sherman Alexie

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Irish22, November 16, 2008 (view all comments by Irish22)
I had to read Perma Red for a class assignment. At first I didn't want to pick up the book because the cover didn't interest me at all. But once I got to reading it, I couldn't put it down! I have never read a book like this. It takes me back in time to a place and era I have never been before. After completing it, I felt it had changed something in me forever. It's been a year and I'm reading it again. The second time is even more enchanting. Thank you Debra Magpie Earling for sharing the phenomenal beauty of your mind and putting it in words for the world to see.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399148996
Author:
Earling, Debra Magpie
Publisher:
Blue Hen
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Montana
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Indian women
Subject:
Salish Indians.
Subject:
Flathead Indian Reservation
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
1625-C
Publication Date:
20020610
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.3 x 1.25 in 1.28 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 288 pages Bluehen Books - English 9780399148996 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Highly recommended. Strange and haunting, familiar yet different, this novel will stay with you long after you have...put it down....This book will give you a better understanding of native culture, native beliefs and the experience of being native in a world where the white culture is dominant. But don't read it because of that ? read it because it is still the universal story of the longing of the heart..."
"Review" by , "Debra Magpie Earling's Perma Red is a terrific novel, tough-minded, gritty, and powerful . . . rich with stories of such elemental truth that they have the resonance of sacred songs, the lingering effect of legends. I haven't read a novel that affected me this much since I first encountered Leslie Silko's Ceremony."
"Review" by , "Perma Red is a startlingly spiritual novel of the lives and loves and heartbreak on a Montana Indian reservation. The characters, especially the strangely destructive lovers, Louise and Baptiste, are so sharply drawn that they will bring tears to your eyes. And the landscape, the richly detailed backdrop against which these characters play out their roles, adds a dimension that borders on mythic. Debra Magpie Earling is a truly gifted writer, and Perma Red is a wonder-filled gift to all of us."
"Review" by , "It is my pleasure to welcome Debra Magpie Earling's boldly drawn and passionate novel, Perma Red." ?Louise Erdrich
"Review" by , "In the deep wells of compassion for her people, and with her stunning eye for the rituals of their existence, Earling reminds us again that the greatest writing is always about matters of the human heart."
"Review" by , "Like the Loch Ness monster, Sasquatch, and Amelia Earhardt, this book has been circling around my life. I caught glimpses of it, heard people talk about it, saw murky photos of Debra Earling reading from it. And now here it is: the missing link, the Rosetta Stone, the cure for every damn disease there is. This book was great in all its pieces. In totality, it?s epic."
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