This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel captures the essence of the Southwest in the early 1900s-and depicts a young Native American couple experiencing all the uncertainties and joys of first love. Laughing Boy is one of the most powerful novels in American fiction.
"Lucid beauty, vital artistic imagination, and a clear, almost hypnotic style."-New York Times
"Daring...triumphantly successful!"-Owen Wister, author of The Virginian
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Capturing the essence of the Southwest in 1915, Oliver La Farge's Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel is an enduring American classic. At a ceremonial dance, the young, earnest silversmith Laughing Boy falls in love with Slim Girl, a beautiful but elusive "American"-educated Navajo. As they experience all of the joys and uncertainties of first love, the couple must face a changing way of life and its tragic consequences.About the Author:
OLIVER LA FARGE (1901-1963) first traveled to Navajo territory on a Harvard archaeological dig. Laughing Boy was his first novel.
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin (P), 1929. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 395083834
Book Description Houghton Mifflin (P), 1929. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0395083834