The Resource Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author

Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author

Label
Ceremony
Title
Ceremony
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Laguna Pueblo young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremny that defeats the most virulent of afflictions-despair. "Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Drawn to his Indian past and its traditions, his search for comfort and resolution becomes a ritual--a curative ceremony that defeats his despair
Member of
Summary
On a New Mexico reservation, one Navajo family--including Tayo, a World War II veteran deeply scarred by his experiences as a Japanese POW and by the rejection of his own people--struggles to survive in a world no longer theirs in the years just before and after World War II
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
055730
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silko, Leslie Marmon
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.I44
LC item number
C4 2006eb
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McMurtry, Larry
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Penguin classics deluxe edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Laguna Indians
Target audience
adult
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author
Link
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Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 243 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781436272063
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FC5A75D7-17BE-4206-BE8F-1C09262839E0
System control number
(OCoLC)656959353
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 243 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781436272063
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FC5A75D7-17BE-4206-BE8F-1C09262839E0
System control number
(OCoLC)656959353

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