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Chair of tears

Author: Gerald Robert Vizenor
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Series: Native storiers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The novel begins with generous stories about Captain Eighty, his young wife, the poker-playing genius named Quiver, and their children and grandchildren who live on a rustic houseboat. Captain Shammer, an extraordinary grandson reared on the houseboat and with no formal education, is appointed the chairman of a troubled Department of Native American Indian Studies at a prominent university. Shammer is a natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
College stories
Satirical literature
Campus fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vizenor, Gerald Robert, 1934-
Chair of tears.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011033178
(OCoLC)748941718
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Robert Vizenor
ISBN: 9780803240322 0803240325
OCLC Number: 792741491
Description: 1 online resource (138 pages).
Contents: Captain eighty --
Chair of tears --
Removal treaty --
Full house casino --
Panic hole chancery --
Irony dogs --
Skin dunk --
Last lecture --
Postindian holograms --
Denivance press --
Stray visions --
Earthdiver auction.
Series Title: Native storiers.
Responsibility: Gerald Vizenor.

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The best stories create traditions, and this novel by celebrated Native American writer Gerald Vizenor is a marvelous conjunction of trickster stories and literary ingenuity. Chair of Tears is funny,  Read more...

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"Chair of Tears is challengingly innovative and comfortingly familiar, satirically biting and laugh-out-loud funny."-Debroah L. Madsen, Studies in American Indian Literatures -- Debroah L. Madsen * Read more...

 
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