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Ceremony

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko; Larry McMurtry
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006. ©1977
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Western stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silko, Leslie, 1948-
Ceremony.
New York : Penguin Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)658456055
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Marmon Silko; Larry McMurtry
ISBN: 9780143104919 0143104918
OCLC Number: 71189925
Notes: Originally published: New York : The Viking Press, 1977.
Description: xxiii, 243 pages ; 22 cm.
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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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 ceremony that defeats the most virulent of afflictions -- despair.

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