Sam, hero of Turtle Belly, is a mixed blood with skin the color of a turtle's belly. Joel Monture describes Sam's struggle to form an identity that combines his violent father's white world and his mother's traditional Mohawk culture.
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Life on and off an Indian reservation as experienced by a half-white Mohawk. He is Sam whose home is on the Six Nations reservation in Ontario and who attends college in New Hampshire on an arts scholarship. A first novel by an Indian writer.