The Ancient Child: A Novel

September 12, 1990|
The Ancient Child: A Novel by N. Scott Momaday
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"An intriguing combination of myth, fiction, and storytelling that demonstrates the continuing power and range of Momaday''s creative vision....These are magical words. Listen." —Washington Post

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet N. Scott Momaday shapes the ancient Kiowa myth of a boy who turned into a bear into a timeless American classic. The Ancient Child juxtaposes Indian lore and Wild West legend into a hypnotic, often lyrical contemporary novel. It is the story of Locke Setman, known as Set, a Native American raised far from the reservation by his adoptive father. Set feels a strange aching in his soul and, returning to tribal lands for the funeral of his grandmother, is drawn irresistibly to the fabled bear-boy. When he meets Grey, a beautiful young medicine woman with a visionary gift, his world is turned upside down. Here is a magical saga of one man''s tormented search for his identity—a quintessential American novel, and a great one.

N. Scott Momaday is a novelist, a poet, and a painter. Among the awards he has received for writing are the Pulitzer Prize and the Premio Letterario Internazionale "Mondello." He is Regent's Professor of English at the University of Arizona, and he lives in Tucson with his wife and daughter.
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Title:The Ancient Child: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.76 in
Published:September 12, 1990
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060973452

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