Michael Dorris has crafted a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship. Starting in the present day and moving backward, the novel is told in the voices of the three women: fifteen-year-old part-black Rayona; her American Indian mother, Christine, consumed by tenderness and resentment toward those she loves; and the fierce and mysterious Ida, mother and grandmother whose haunting secrets, betrayals, and dreams echo through the years, braiding together the strands of the shared past.
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(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
St Martin's Press
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Author Biography - Michael Dorris
Michael Dorris's adult fiction includes "The Cloud Chamber," "The Crown of Columbus," coauthored with Louise Erdrich, and the story collection "Working Men." Among his nonfiction works are "The Broken Cord," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a collection of essays, "Paper Trail."