A very disappointing book. I had thought that it was going to be about how the author's grandfather petitioned Washington when politicians tried to take Indians off their land through a program called "Emanicipation" but the story goes off in so many different directions, with some impossible situations (one Indian character finds herself dressed in a bovine suit with a mermaid tail in a tank inside a bar in Minneapolis?? Really?) that I found it very hard to get through. I liked some of the descriptions of the ways these people view the world, and I think that this is the novel's strongest point.
This novel won a Pullitzer Prize but like other winners of the Pullitzer, I think that it won because of its subject matter - Native Americans and the terrible history they have had at the hands of the politicians, etc. I can't believe that it won for any merit regarding the author's ability to write literature.
The author narrated this and she did an excellent job.
Riveting. Made a two day drive go right by!
Terrific story !
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