Runner in the Sun: A Story of Indian Maize

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University of New Mexico Press, 1987 - Fiction - 249 pages
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First published in 1954 and long out of print, this novel of pre-Hispanic Indian life in the Southwest combines the authenticity of an anthropological report with the suspense of a mystery novel. The author, best known as an anthropologist during his lifetime, is now recognized as a major Native American novelist. Hitherto virtually unknown,Runner in the Sunis sure to take its place next to McNickle'sThe Surrounded,also available from UNM Press, as a classic of Native American fiction.

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One of the first young adult novels published by a Native writer. It's not a brilliant book, but it's solid, and definitely different than most of the stuff dealing with Indigenous peoples in the genre. Read full review


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