From the acclaimed novelist--winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for her first book of fiction The Grass Dancer--comes a short story collection that plumbs the depths of Native American displacement and dreams. In the title story of Susan Power’s new book, a Sioux spirit stalks the night sky looking for the best dreams, which become true when he consumes them. In "Wild Turnips," a Sioux woman in a nursing home wants good moccasins for an imagined return to the prairie: "I would get younger and younger as I traveled through our territory." Set at Harvard, "First Fruits" describes a young woman’s encounter with ways of learning that are not about believing and seeing. Power’s characters move with poetic grace through an uncertain world with the strength of an ancient culture guiding them.
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Published August 26, 2002
by Milkweed Editions.
Literature & Fiction.