House Made of Dawn
The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a proud stranger in his native land.
He was a young American Indian named Abel, and he lived in two worlds. One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, the ecstasy of the drug called "peyote." The other was the world of the twentieth century, goading him into a compulsive cycle of sexual exploits, dissipation, and disgust. Home from a foreign war, he was a man being torn apart, a man descending into hell.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jgrwriter - LibraryThing
House made of Dawn is filled with vivid imagery. This novel is not meant to "tell" a story, but rather "show" it. I believe Momaday honors the oral tradition of storytelling, with leaps and turns and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
A poetic journey onto the rez, this book can transform you. So many of us (yes, even non-native Americans) are caught between the land and the city much like Momaday (and his character). Read full review