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ALMANAC OF THE DEAD.

Silko, Leslie Marmon.

ISBN 10: 0671666088 / ISBN 13: 9780671666088
Published by SIMON & SCHUSTER., NY, 1991
Condition: Good Hardcover
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SIGNED & dated in year of publication by Leslie Marmon Silko on the title page. A good only copy in a fine dj. (Edges foxed. Bottom edge of rear board skinned); Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 23027

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Title: ALMANAC OF THE DEAD.

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER., NY

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Seese, a survivor of the dangerous world of drug dealing, takes a job as a secretary to Lecha, an old woman who is suspected of being a witch

About the Author:

Leslie Marmon Silko was born in 1948 to a family whose ancestry includes Mexican, Laguna Indian, and European forebears. She has said that her writing has at its core “the attempt to identify what it is to be a half-breed or mixed-blood person.” As she grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation, she learned the stories and culture of the Laguna people from her great-grandmother and other female relatives. After receiving her B. A. in English at the University of New Mexico, she enrolled in the University of New Mexico law school but completed only three semesters before deciding that writing and storytelling, not law, were the means by which she could best promote justice. She married John Silko in 1970. Prior to the writing of Ceremony, she published a series of short stories, including “The Man to Send Rain Clouds.” She also authored a volume of poetry, Laguna Woman: Poems, for which she received the Pushcart Prize for Poetry.

In 1973, Silko moved to Ketchikan, Alaska, where she wrote Ceremony. Initially conceived as a comic story abut a mother’s attempts to keep her son, a war veteran, away from alcohol, Ceremony gradually transformed into an intricate meditation on mental disturbance, despair, and the power of stories and traditional culture as the keys to self-awareness and, eventually, emotional healing. Having battled depression herself while composing her novel, Silko was later to call her book “a ceremony for staying sane.” Silko has followed the critical success of Ceremony with a series of other novels, including Storyteller, Almanac for the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes. Nevertheless, it was the singular achievement of Ceremony that first secured her a place among the first rank of Native American novelists. Leslie Marmon Silko now lives on a ranch near Tucson, Arizona.

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