Little by David Treuer
A Novel

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On an Indian reservation in Minnesota, an empty grave is dug for Little, whose body has never been found. The arrival and disappearance of this strange child - who chooses only to speak the word "you" - intersect with the destinies of a cast of characters, through whose eyes the story unfolds.
 

About David Treuer

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David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Canada, a Pushcart Prize, the 1996 Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the Penn West prize in 1999. "The Translation of Dr Apelles "is his third novel. He divides his time between his home on the Leech Lake Reservation and Minneapolis.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Graywolf Press. 248 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An Ojibwe writer from northern Minnesota's Leech Lake Reservation debuts with a sad but graceful tale of seven people living in a crumbling housing tract called Poverty.

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At once bleak and lushly lyrical, this ambitious first novel by an Ojibwe writer probes the lives of the residents of a Minnesota reservation they call, with weary sardonicism, Poverty.

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Treuer's first novel moves back in time, from the 1980 funeral of an American Indian boy to tell the story of his extended family.

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Thanks to Treuer's vigorous storytelling and crystalline characterization — the Vietnam vet who believed he was Little's father, the naive but kind reservation priest, the orphan who considered himself Little's brother — the narrative pieces together the secret histories of parentage, love af...

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