House Made of Dawn

House Made of Dawn

Book - 2010
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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
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.

Jul 15, 2015

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

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".

Jan 17, 2012

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


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