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Cloud Chamber

Dorris, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0684815672 / ISBN 13: 9780684815671
Published by Scribners, New York, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author on the front endpaper. Variant state of the dust jacket with no price on the front flap and "Special Signed Copy: Not For Sale" on the rear panel of the dust jacket. First Edition Publisher's Signed Edition. Bookseller Inventory # b23380

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Title: Cloud Chamber

Publisher: Scribners, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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From late-nineteenth-century Ireland to present-day America, the diverse members of a family--men, women, and children--speak out in their own voices about their emotions, passions, determination, memories, and, above all, the persistence of the love that binds them together. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

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In this broad and ambitious novel, Michael Dorris demonstrates his gift for crafting the distinct voices of characters in varied settings. His story traces the family history of figures from his stunning first novel, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, which was itself an intergenerational narrative woven from the stories of three Native American women--daughter, mother, and grandmother. Cloud Chamber begins in Ireland, crosses the Atlantic, and heads west from Kentucky to Montana to Washington State, following the generations. Intermarriage creates a diverse mix of family stories and individual identities. The myths about and courageous actions of ancestors emerge as the shaping forces of family legacy. Dorris is daring in the range of his narrative and successful in casting his characters' deep humanity.

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