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Ceremony

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1986, ©1977.
Series: Contemporary American fiction.
Edition/Format:   Book : 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: Fiction
Western stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silko, Leslie, 1948-
Ceremony.
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1986, ©1977
(OCoLC)605679266
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Marmon Silko
ISBN: 0140086838 9780140086836
OCLC Number: 12554441
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1977.
Description: 262 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Contemporary American fiction.
Responsibility: Leslie Marmon Silko.

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Focuses on the lives of young indian veterans home from the war, including Taya, a halfbred whose imprisonment by the Japanese has left him shattered. This novel follows his struggle against  Read more...

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