Power by Linda HoganPower by Linda Hogan


byLinda Hogan

Paperback | November 23, 1999

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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.
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.
Title:PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.23 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:November 23, 1999Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393319687

ISBN - 13:9780393319682


From Our Editors

Timely and intelligent, this novel tells the story of a teenager’s struggle between two loyalties. Power introduces us to 16-year-old Omishto, who belongs to the Taiga tribe. She sees her Aunt Ama kill a sacred panther and now she must suddenly choose. Her Westernized mother wants her to live without the tribe and Ama and the tribespeople encourage Omishto to understand the importance of their ways of life.

Editorial Reviews

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 ReviewHogan'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 ReviewA deceptively straightforward novel, at least in its telling, that sneaks up to unsettle by making us take a fresh look at what may seem familiar. — Steve Himmer (Electric Literature)