SILKO, Leslie Marmon
Almanac of the Dead
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1991). 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. This copy is inscribed by the author in the month before publication "For _____,/ A wonderful care-/ taker and mid-wife/ to this novel!" and dated October 13, 1991. Small bump to upper corner, otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket. [#025746] $80
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