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Author Linzer, Anna.

Title Ghost dancing / Anna Linzer.

Published New York : Picador USA, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  813.54 LINZER {Bund28 20111209}    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Picador USA ed.
Physical description 180 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Ghost Dancing -- The Burial Mound -- The Hunt -- Wild Indian Dogs -- Sun Offering -- The Indian Rubber Boots -- Missionaries and Soldiers -- Spirit Curse -- Indian Education -- Crashed-Up Cars -- Where the Road Leads.
Summary Story by Graceful Story, Ghost Dancing reveals the evolving worlds of Jimmy One Rock and his wife, Mary. These tales link past and present - in Oklahoma and on a reservation in the Pacific Northwest - through memory, myth, ceremony, and a sly humor. These stories evoke both the pain and the desire of the Ghost Dance, a ritual once performed to restore the world. Ghost Dancing links together stories within stories, each of which contains the elements of pathos and humor. On a wild ride, from a dance with the Old Ones under an ancient black oak to the ceremonial burial of a '47 Nash to a strangely healing, feather-flying canine spirit curse, each tale crafts an emotional arc through Jimmy and Mary's marriage, and eventually takes us to a place that might be called home.
Subject Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Families -- Northwest, Pacific -- Fiction.
Families -- Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Northwest, Pacific -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
ISBN 0312195486