Almanac Of The Dead by Leslie Marmon SilkoAlmanac Of The Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko

Almanac Of The Dead

byLeslie Marmon Silko

Paperback | November 1, 1992

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“To read this book is to hear the voices of the ancestors and spirits telling us where we came from, who we are, and where we must go.”—Maxine Hong Kingston

In its extraordinary range of character and culture, Almanac of the Dead is fiction on the grand scale. The acclaimed author of Ceremony has undertaken a weaving of ideas and lives, fate and history, passion and conquest in an attempt to re-create the moral history of the Americas, told from the point of view of the conquered, not the conquerors.
Leslie Marmon Silko was born in 1948 to a family whose ancestry includes Mexican, Laguna Indian, and European forebears. She has said that her writing has at its core “the attempt to identify what it is to be a half-breed or mixed-blood person.” As she grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation, she learned the stories and culture of the...
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Title:Almanac Of The DeadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.6 inPublished:November 1, 1992Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140173196

ISBN - 13:9780140173192

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well written We read this book in one of my university classes and I have to say, I have never read a book like this before. It is hard to read at times. It's detailed, hard, and cruel. But it's a story about colonization and corruption, and greed.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almanac of the Dead This novel illustrates how events that happened generations ago can have a profound effect on the present. Characters drift through Mexico and the Southwestern United States, pursuing and avoiding the crazed world of drug trafficking. As their stories are told, the reader comes to the realization that the Americas' legacy is a continuing story. One does not have to agree with Silko's definite point of view to enjoy this well laid-out novel with many vivid characters-but it certainly wouldn't hurt.
Date published: 1999-08-30

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In its extraordinary range of character and culture, Almanac of the Dead is fiction on the grand scale. The acclaimed author of Ceremony has undertaken a weaving of ideas and lives, fate and history, passion and conquest in an attempt to re-create the moral history of the Americas, told from the point of view of the conquered, not the conquerors