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A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Dorris, Michael (Book - 1987 )
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"Michael Dorris has crafted a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship. Starting in the present day and moving backward, the novel is told in the voices of the three women: fifteen-year-old part-black Rayona; her American Indian mother, Christine, consumed by tenderness and resentment toward those she loves; and the fierce and mysterious Ida, mother and grandmother whose haunting secrets, betrayals, and dreams echo through the years, braiding together the strands of the shared past"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Dorris, Michael
Title: A yellow raft in blue water
Publisher: New York : Picador : Distributed by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c1987
Characteristics: 372 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Dorris
Summary: "Michael Dorris has crafted a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship. Starting in the present day and moving backward, the novel is told in the voices of the three women: fifteen-year-old part-black Rayona; her American Indian mother, Christine, consumed by tenderness and resentment toward those she loves; and the fierce and mysterious Ida, mother and grandmother whose haunting secrets, betrayals, and dreams echo through the years, braiding together the strands of the shared past"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780312421854
0312421850
Branch Call Number: FICTION DORRIS 1987
Subject Headings: Indian women Fiction
Topical Term: Indian women
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Moving backward in time, Dorris' critically acclaimed debut novel is a lyrical saga of three generations of Native American women beset by hardship and torn by angry secrets.


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Aug 25, 2014
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One of my all time favorites.

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