Grand Avenue by Greg Sarris

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A wonderful collection of interrelated stories, by the chief of the Miwok tribe, creates a fully formed picture of a California community where native Americans, blacks, Mexicans, and Portugese make their way through a difficult world.

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Part American Indian, Filipino, and Jewish, Greg Sarris was adopted at birth and raised in both Indian and white families. He is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, and chief of the Coast Miwok tribe. He is the author of "Keeping Slug Woman Alive: Essays Toward a Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts" (California, 1993), editor of "Rattles and Clappers: An Anthology of California Indian Writing" (1994), and author of a volume of short stories, "Grand Avenue" (1994).
Published September 2, 1994 by Hyperion. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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All of the nine narrators (two stories are told by the same teller) are related, part of the family of Juana Maria.

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Sarris's first work of fiction, a novel in 10 interconnected stories, probes the disenfranchised lives of a Native American community in California.

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In his fiction debut, Sarris (Keeping Slug Woman Alive) offers 10 affecting stories that weave the history of five generations of Pomo Indians in Santa Rosa, Calif., with that of the other ethnic residents of Grand Avenue, ``two rows of army barracks separated by a potholed dirt road littered wit...

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Mollie (Sheila Tousey) and her three kids -- teenagers Alice (Diane Debassige), Justine (beautiful Deeny Dakota) and young son Sheldon (Cody Lightning) -- pull into town both broke and disheartened.

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