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Ceremony

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Books, 2006. ©2006
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Laguna Pueblo young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Historical fiction
Fiction
Western stories
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Silko, Leslie, 1948-
Ceremony.
New York : Penguin Books, ©2006
(DLC) 2006050705
(OCoLC)71189925
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Marmon Silko
ISBN: 9781436272063 1436272068 9781440621826 1440621829 9781436276955 1436276950
OCLC Number: 656959353
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 243 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Responsibility: Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author.
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"This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Laguna Pueblo young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremny that defeats the most virulent of afflictions-despair. "Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Drawn to his Indian past and its traditions, his search for comfort and resolution becomes a ritual--a curative ceremony that defeats his despair."--

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