The Sharpest Sight by Louis Owens
(American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series)

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"Louis Owens has the storyteller’s gift of cutting to the heart of human drama. Wonderfully rich, full of magic and people who are magically alive, The Sharpest Sight is a fine novel that should be read by all who seek to understand the American Indian search for identity."-James Welch, author of Indian Lawyer, and Winter in the Blood.

"With The Sharpest Sight, Louis Owens emerges as a strong and distinctive voice in contemporary Native American fiction. He writes with conviction, heart, and insight, and his novel, populated with complicated, passionate men and women, provides an insider’s view into a rich fictional world."-Michael Dorris, author of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, and The Crown of Columbus, with Louise Erdrich.

 

About Louis Owens

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Louis Owens ," who is of Choctaw-Cherokee-Irish descent, is Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books, including Other Destinies: Understanding the AmericanIndian Novel and the novels The Sharpest Sight and BoneGame, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
 
Published February 1, 1992 by Univ of Oklahoma Pr. 272 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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A debut novel (volume one in the University of Oklahoma's American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series) that's part murder mystery and part Indian vision-quest set in California and a Mississippi swamp during the Vietnam era.

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One rainy night, deputy sheriff Mundo Morales of Amarga, Calif., sees a body floating down the river--the corpse of Attis McCurtain, Morales's childhood friend and Vietnam buddy. But hadn't Attis been

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The mysteries of this first novel (Choctaw- and Cherokee-descended Owens wrote Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel ) unfold in a familiar American literary landscape: a dusty, ``tight-strung little town'' riddled with sins, secrets and virulent racism against its Native Ameri...

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