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ISBN-10: 0140173196
ISBN-13: 9780140173192
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 11/01/1992
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 1.80" H

Almanac of the Dead

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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.

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The best way to read Almanac of the Dead is to let it wash over you like a wave. It's brisk and gorgeous . . . and it will sweep you off your feet . . . There is genius in the sheer, tireless variousness of the novel's interconnecting tales . . . Almanac of the Dead burns at an apocalyptic pitch–passionate indictment, defiant augury, bravura storytelling. –Elizabeth Tallent, The New York Times Book Review

A brilliant, haunting, and tragic novel of ruin and resistance in the Americas. In a long dialectic, tinted with genius and compelled by a just anger, Silko dramatizes the often desperate struggle of native peoples in the Americas to keep, at all costs, the core of their culture: their way of seeing, their way of believing, their way of being. If Karl Marx had chosen to make Das Kapital a novel set in the Americas, he might have come out with a book something like this. –Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove

A masterwork of American literature, the most powerful, gripping novel I've read in years. –Tony Hillerman

It's simply splendid, and I can't stress too much how happy I am to have this book in the world. –Toni Morrison

One of the most ambitious literary undertakings of the past quarter century. The New Republic

Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead is an extraordinary book, a work of immense creative power. Epic in scope, this is not something to take along for a weekend's light reading. The book's central theme is the clash of two civilizations–a clash which has persisted ever since the first Spaniards arrived in the Land of the Pueblos some 450 years ago. Almanac of the Dead is a landmark in Native American literature–the Indian War and Peace. –Richard Erdoes, author of Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions

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

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Details

ISBN-10: 0140173196
ISBN-13: 9780140173192
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 11/01/1992
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 1.80" H
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