Winter in the Blood

Winter in the Blood

Book - 2008
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A contemporary classic from a major writer of the Native American renaissance, now adapted for film by Alex and Andrew Smith, starring Chaske Spencer and produced by Sherman Alexie

During his life, James Welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, Winter in the Blood , is one of his most enduring works. The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana's vast emptiness. Winter in the Blood is an evocative and unforgettable work of literature that will continue to move and inspire anyone who encounters it.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780143105220
Branch Call Number: WELCH J
PS3573.E44 W5 2008
Characteristics: xiv, 138 p. ; 20 cm


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Sep 08, 2016

Along with "Fools Crow," this is the Montana writer James Welch's signature novel. Short, but compelling, its protagonist suffers from both a personal tragedy and the tragedy of Native Americans in this country. You'll also want to check out the novels of Louise Erdrich, who wrote the introduction for the Penguin edition. I think it was made into a film.


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