Power

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Fiction - 235 pages
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When sixteen-year-old Omishto, a member of the Taiga Tribe, witnesses her Aunt Ama kill a panther-an animal considered to be a sacred ancestor of the Taiga people-she is suddenly torn between her loyalties to her Westernized mother, who wants her to reject the ways of the tribe, and to Ama and her traditional people, for whom the killing of the panther takes on grave importance. "Power is a beautifully written story, that rare book that comes along once in a while, touching the deep parts of our humanness and calling us . . . to be better than we are."-Rocky Mountain News "[Hogan] has written a book about a crisis of belief that is dizzying in its depths, a book that is a testament to the ability of people to imagine what they cannot articulate."-Boston Book Review "Hogan's Power is a bildungsroman. It is a lament for the animals and plants we have so heedlessly extinguished and it is also a story hopeful for the restoration of a world in balance."-Bloomsbury Review
 

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16-year-old Omishto, one of only 30 Taiga Indians remaining, joins with her friend, Ama, a reclusive, strong Taiga woman who is considerably older. After a hurricane Ama tracks and kills a panther ... Read full review

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Full of powerful images--I wanted to copy so many, to be sure to remember them, for inspiration, strength, knowledge of the right way to live, that there are still people who believe we are not here ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
8
Section 4
16
Section 5
19
Section 6
28
Section 7
35
Section 8
58
Section 17
45
Section 18
53
Section 19
74
Section 20
78
Section 21
83
Section 22
90
Section 23
95
Section 24
96

Section 9
65
Section 10
66
Section 11
83
Section 12
85
Section 13
89
Section 14
9
Section 15
13
Section 16
33
Section 25
98
Section 26
107
Section 27
113
Section 28
118
Section 29
131
Section 30
139
Section 31
141
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Linda Hogan was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Mean Spirit. Her other honors include an American Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

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