Winter in the blood

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Penguin Books, 1986 - Fiction - 176 pages
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The author of Fool's Crow and Indian Lawyer presents an extraordinary, evocative novel about a young Native American coming to terms with his heritage--and his dreams. "A nearly flawless novel about human life".--Reynolds Price, New York Times Book Review.

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User Review  - Paula Margulies - Goodreads

This is a lovely, haunting book, written with taut, elegant prose. There are themes of dispossession and distance (both literal and figurative) and the main character, Virgil First Raise, provides an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shelby Harper - Goodreads

An intense novella about an unnamed thirty-something American Indian man caught between his home reservation / losses of the past and blurry, alcohol-fueled nights in border towns. Nonlinear and experimental in style, this is a beautiful and haunting little book. Read full review


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At the time of his death in 2003, James Welch was considered one of the most important authors of the American West. His books include "Fool's Crow" and "Winter in the Blood".

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