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The Ancient Child by N. Scott Momaday
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The Ancient Child

by N. Scott Momaday

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I loved N. Scott Momaday's HOUSE MADE OF DAWN, and so I was pleased to find THE ANCIENT CHILD in a used book store.Combing myth and fiction, Momaday tells a magic tale of a man's search for his identity. Locke Setman( Set), a Kiowa Native American, was raised by his adoptive father far from his tribal home. When his grandmother dies, Set returns to the reservation for the funeral..... ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060973455, Paperback)

In his first novel since the Pulitzer Prize-winning House Made of Dawn, 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--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.

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Pearl's memoirs are full of intimacy, fun, and homespun common sense as she tells of her experiences as an entertainer, globe-trotter, wife, mother, friend, and student.

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