House Made of Dawn

House Made of Dawn

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The story of a young American Indian named Abel, home from a foreign war and caught between two worlds: one his father's, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons and the harsh beauty of the land; the other of industrial America, goading him into a compulsive cycle of dissipation and disgust.
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 2010
Edition: First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition
ISBN: 9780061859977
0061859974
Branch Call Number: FIC MOMADAY 2010
Characteristics: 185 pages, 16 pages ; 21 cm

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mko123 Jan 26, 2020

This book is beautiful and tragic all at once. But ultimately, it is life-affirming. This award winning book was written by a poet, whose words leave lasting images of a young man torn between two cultures and finding healing when he returns home. Difficult but worth it.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 15, 2015

The Pulitzer prize winning novel by "the dean of American Indian writers (NYT)."

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ralphdyer
Oct 14, 2013

Not an easy read; but, an interesting and good book, nonetheless. full of vivid images of the local and life of living on the SW US Indian reservations in the early 1900's. I can understand how this novel won the Pultizer Prize and was considered to be the "break through" novel about the "native experience".

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billt
Jan 17, 2012

ST review mention 2/4/07 K7. Pulitzer prize 1969.

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