From Library Staff
Silko's novel 'Almanac of the Dead' is included on another booklist of mine, but start with this, her first novel about a young Navajo war veteran who struggles with his tradition, demons, and the changing environment for Native Americans in the 20th century. Highly recommended.
This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Navaho young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to th... Read More »
Follows the story of a World War II veteran, half-Navajo, half-White, who tries to re-assimilate himself into Navajo society.