Winter in the BloodBook - 2008
During his life, James Welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, Winter in the Blood , is one of his most enduring works. The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana's vast emptiness. Winter in the Blood is an evocative and unforgettable work of literature that will continue to move and inspire anyone who encounters it.
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multcolib_nickk Jun 21, 2014
Welch, known for his brilliant novels 'Fools Crow' and 'Heartsong of Charging Elk', started with this illuminating story of reservation life in Montana. Published in 1974, when there were few candid books about the isolation and struggles of Native American reservation life. Highly recommended.