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The Ancient Child: A Novel

The Ancient Child: A Novel
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  • Author:N. Scott Momaday
  • Publisher:Harper Perennial
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $13.99
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  • Seller:woodencovers2
  • Sales Rank:518,974
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:336
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2.9
  • Dimensions (in):5.3 x 0.8 x 8
  • Publication Date:September 12, 1990
  • ISBN:0060973455
  • EAN:9780060973452
  • ASIN:0060973455
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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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