SILKO, Leslie Marmon
Almanac of the Dead
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1991). The uncorrected proof copy of her second novel, an ambitious attempt to retell 500 years of history from a Native American perspective, by viewing the damaged lives of a group of contemporary Indian drug dealers and misfits, and the anger and fervor of a group of revolutionaries. The central image of an "almanac of the dead" -- a pre-Columbian book of divination -- provides the historical link that unites her contemporary characters with their more glorious forebears. Small coffee stain front cover; near fine in wrappers. [#019721] $45
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