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Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction Series) by  Leslie Marmon Silko - Paperback - Later Printing. - 1986 - from KingChamp Books and Biblio.co.uk

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Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction Series)

by Silko, Leslie Marmon

Condition: Very Good


NY: Penguin Books, 1986. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Later Printing.. 260 pp. Firm, nearly new, Light toning, but no markings. Cover curled. Story of a Native American after he is released from a Japanese prison camp in WW 2 and connects with his ancestral heritage. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Talla.

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.




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