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  • 109 of 134 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 4 copies available at Harnett County Library System.

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8 current holds with 134 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson Creek Public Library F Ora (Text) 33630004987785 Adult Fiction In transit -
Coats Public Library F Ora (Text) 33633002120755 Adult Fiction Available -
Erwin Public Library F Ora (Text) 33631001584310 Adult Fiction Available -
Harnett County Main Library F Ora (Text) 33630004780792 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525520375
  • ISBN: 9780525436140
  • ISBN: 0525520376
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"We all came to the powwow for different reasons. The messy, dangling threads of our lives got pulled into a braid--tied to the back of everything we'd been doing all along to get us here. There will be death and playing dead, there will be screams and unbearable silences, forever-silences, and a kind of time-travel, at the moment the gunshots start, when we look around and see ourselves as we are, in our regalia, and something in our blood will recoil then boil hot enough to burn through time and place and memory. We'll go back to where we came from, when we were people running from bullets at the end of that old world. The tragedy of it all will be unspeakable, that we've been fighting for decades to be recognized as a present-tense people, modern and relevant, only to die in the grass wearing feathers." Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame in Oakland. Dene Oxedrene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work the powwow and to honor his uncle's memory. Edwin Frank has come to find his true father. Bobby Big Medicine has come to drum the Grand Entry. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather; Orvil has taught himself Indian dance through YouTube videos, and he has come to the Big Oakland Powwow to dance in public for the very first time. Tony Loneman is a young Native American boy whose future seems destined to be as bleak as his past, and he has come to the Powwow with darker intentions--intentions that will destroy the lives of everyone in his path." --$cProvided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
HL810L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.2 11 507607.
Subject: Indians of North America > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Powwows > Fiction.
Group identity > Fiction.
Collective memory > Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Fiction.
Alcoholics > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Mass shootings > Fiction.
Genre: Political fiction.

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