Laughing Boy

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Fiction - 193 pages
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.
 

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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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