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In 1973, Silko moved to Ketchikan, Alaska, where she wrote Ceremony. Initially conceived as a comic story abut a mother’s attempts to keep her son, a war veteran, away from alcohol, Ceremony gradually transformed into an intricate meditation on mental disturbance, despair, and the power of stories and traditional culture as the keys to self-awareness and, eventually, emotional healing. Having battled depression herself while composing her novel, Silko was later to call her book “a ceremony for staying sane.” Silko has followed the critical success of Ceremony with a series of other novels, including Storyteller, Almanac for the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes. Nevertheless, it was the singular achievement of Ceremony that first secured her a place among the first rank of Native American novelists. Leslie Marmon Silko now lives on a ranch near Tucson, Arizona.
The book came at the estimated time and brand new. The book looks great and it as if I bought it at the book store.Published 2 months ago by stephanie
Really interesting book. Once again helps remember that when people come back from war, they can have terrible problems.Published 2 months ago by belle
It was kind of hard to understand what was going on because the author went back and forth a lot. I did not finish it because I got too confused.Published 3 months ago by Kayla
Beautiful novel. Hits you with a visceral punch about the reality of PTSD while also embracing the strangeness and mysticism of existence.Published 3 months ago by Julie Kur