Black Hills

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Penguin Group, 2011 - Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) - 618 pages
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Paha Sapa, 'Black Hills', is an American Indian shaman who, as a young boy at the Battle of Little Bighorn, believes that he has taken the ghost of the dying General Custer into his body.

Sixty years later, while working as a dynamiter on Mount Rushmore, Paha Sapa plots to blow up the monument. Meanwhile, Custer finds himself trapped in a strange, dark place and begins to write sensuous, heartbreaking missives to his beloved wife.

Thus begins an intricate, visionary story that sweeps across some of the most tumultuous and violent periods of American history, from the old West to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and into our own time and beyond.

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Black Hills: A Novel

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An 11-year-old Lakota counts coup on Custer at the moment of his death at the Little Big Horn. The boy, Paha Sapa (Lakota for "Black Hills"), absorbs Custer's spirit. Thus begins a story spanning more ... Read full review

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I think that, for many, Black Hills falls short because the premise is so outlandish that readers go into it expecting something fantastical. In reality, Black Hills is both a tragedy and a romance. I ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Dan Simmons is an outstandingly creative and imaginative writer. He has won the Hugo award, the World Fantasy Award, the Locus award (three times) and the Bram Stoker award. He lives in Colorado.

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