Sun Dancer by David London
A Novel

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The story of an American Indian community and how it is transformed through the vision quest of an alcoholic-turned-spiritual-leader, Clement Blue Chest. It is a novel which explores man's relationship with the land, the nature of sacredness, and historical justice.
 

About David London

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Sun Dancer" is David London's first novel. He is a James A. Michener Fellow and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop.
 
Published July 22, 1996 by Simon & Schuster. 320 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While Joey dallies in an affair with a white woman and fights off insanity, Clem, by sun dancing, experiences a true vision, one that he believes could once again make the Sioux a great people.

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When Joey's mother dies, Joey watches his half-brother, Clement Blue Chest, begin a spiritual transformation from bitter, self-pitying drunk to tribal holy man.

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