Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Roofwalker by Susan Power

Roofwalker, made up of a unique combination of fiction and nonfiction, or "stories" and "histories," reveals the ways that native traditions and beliefs work in the lives of characters who live far from the reservationand in the author s own life. Many of the "histories" repeat subjects and themes found in the "stories," making Roofwalker a book that in which spirits and the living commingle and Sioux culture and modern life collide with disarming power, humor, and joy. The first seven pieces in the book are "stories," fictional accounts primarily of girls and women. In the title story, a young girl believes in the power of the "roofwalker" spirit to make her dreams come true. In "Beaded Souls," a woman is cursed by the sin of her great-grandfather, an Indian policeman who arrested Sitting Bull. "First Fruits" follows a native girl s first-year at Harvard. The nonfiction pieces include Power s imaginary account of the meeting of her Phi Beta Kappa father and Sioux mother, a piece about the letters of an Irish ancestor and another in which Power and her mother visit the Field Museum in Chicago, where a native ancestor s dress is on display."

Buy Roofwalker by Susan Power from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781571310415
ISBN-10: 157131041X
Format: Paperback / softback
(192mm x 134mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Milkweed Editions
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: Canada

Other Editions - Roofwalker by Susan Power

Book Reviews - Roofwalker by Susan Power

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Roofwalker book by Susan Power and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Susan Power

Grass Dancer by Susan Power
Paperback, April 1997
Sacred Wilderness by Susan Power
Paperback, January 2014
Six Billion and More by Susan Power
Paperback, March 1992
ChurchScape by Susan Power
Hardback, July 2016