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In Roofwalker, Native American writer Susan Power explores the complexities of contemporary Native American life. Featuring both fiction and nonfiction - ``stories'' and ``histories'' - the book shows the ways that native traditions and beliefs work for characters who live physically and spiritually far from the reservation. The first seven pieces are ``stories,'' such as the title tale in which a young girl believes in the power of the ``roofwalker'' spirit to make her dreams come true; or ``Beaded Souls,'' in which Maxine Bullhead, living in Chicago, is cursed by the sin of her great-grandfather, an Indian policeman sent to arrest Sitting Bull. The last five pieces are ``histories'' that repeat subjects and themes found in the earlier section, making Roofwalker a book in which spirits and the living commingle and Sioux culture and modern life collide with disarming power, humor, and joy.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781571310392
Branch Call Number: FICTION Power Susan 2002
Characteristics: 199 p. ;,20 cm.


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