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Remnants of the First Earth by Ray A. Young Bear 1996 HBDJ Journey into Manhood

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REMNANTS OF THE FIRST EARTH By Ray A. Young Bear Author of BLACK EAGLE CHILD -- WINTER OF THE SALAMANDER -- THE INVISIBLE MUSICIAN Ex-Library Book. Copyright: 1996. First Edition stated. Published by Grove Press. 301 Pages. Book Boards are in Fair Condition with light edgewear. Has several library stamps, residue, markings. Pages are Clean Tight. Dustjacket is in Fair condition with some light edge wear. From the Flyleaf....... The author's first full-length novel tells the story of a journey into manhood through a world poised uneasily, comically, and often tragically, between the ancient life of his Mesquakie forefathers and the ever-encroaching "blurred face of modernity." Revisiting the Black Eagle Child Settlement on the wooded bluffs overlooking the Iowa and Swan Rivers, we again meet Young Bear's culturally star-crossed protagonist, Edgar Bearchild. At the beginning of the it is the 1950s and Edgar is a child: endearing, curious, and confused. The pride of his people is strong, the grandeur of their tribal traditions palpable, but so are their poverty and the racism of the surrounding area. There are the traumas of the white-run settlement school, where the strange tongue of English must be learned; weekend trips to tribal dances where invisible bullets fell young braves dressed in traditional regalia and jeans; a hilltop vision that may be the work of the Supernaturals or a UFO. There are more visions, young love, and, moving into the still confusing present, a central murder whose investigation involves a powerful shaman holding court at a Ramada Inn, negligent white cops from nearby Why Cheer, and corrupt tribal authorities who seem more interested in the daily receipt totals of the new tribal casino. Interweaving the stories of Ted Facepaint, Rose Grassleggins, Junior Pipestar, and Luciano Bearchild, the novel swirls through the present and into the mysteries of the age-old stories and myths that still haunt, inform, and enlighten this uniquely American community. Multiple orders add .50 Per Book for combined shipping costs.

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