Tony Bender The Last Ghost Dancer: A Novel

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The Last Ghost Dancer: A Novel

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"This is a remarkable coming-of-age story and spiritual journey with as much between the lines as in them. Sometimes wry, always thoughtful, the characters seem to live and breathe, and you won't soon forget them."―Senator Byron Dorgan

The Last Ghost Dancer is more than a coming-of-age fable, more than the wry memoirs of a spiritual search. It is the story of a remarkable summer in a remarkable west river town. It is a commentary on the depth and breadth of friendships forged, of lovers lost, and the realization that it is the journey that is of importance, and not so much the destination.

Looking back, as old men do, it's hard to imagine it really happened. But it did. One wise teacher, one perfect girl, one harrowing summer, can set the course of a lifetime. Meet Bones, the wry, funny, ever-observant, thoughtful and hapless narrator, a grease monkey at the only gas station in Pale Butte, whose most recent claim to fame is dropping an Edsel off the hoist. Now, some sixty years later, Bones, a dreamer of apocalyptic dreams, reflects on miracles small and large and his spiritual discovery that marked the summer of 1977.

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One of the most well-known columnists in the Dakotas, in 2001 and 2002, TONY BENDER was awarded a first place prize for humor writing by the National Newspaper Association.

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Life changed in Pale Butte, South Dakota, during the summer of 1977. Bones, an old man now, recounts his days fixing cars, writing articles for the town paper, spending his nights hanging around with his two best friends and the girl he loved enough to let go. That summer Pale Butte was haunted by Spook, the town sociopath, and graced by Joe Big Cloud, part-time handyman and full-time mystic and miracle worker. This immensely readable novel is humorous, thoughtful, and surprisingly entertaining for a tale of spiritual awakening. The opening chapters present a sleepy, slice-of-life portrait of Bones and his community—the calm before the storm. Bender is careful not to let Bones' matter-of-fact dry wit downplay the dramatic foreshadowings and stirring revelations that drive the fast-moving latter half of the narrative. The plot pants onward at a shocking pace toward a surprise ending that offers both heartbreak and reassurance that life can continue on as it's intended to do. --Courtney Jones

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