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Painted Turtle: Woman with Guitar

Painted Turtle: Woman with Guitar

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

This novel, narrated by Baldy, a Navajo/Hopi guitar player, tells the story of Zuni folk singer Painted Turtle, from her childhood experiences on the reservation to her performances in cantinas in the Southwest. First published in 1988 and long out of print, this work from Clarence Major follows Painted Turtle as she seeks to assuage the spiritual sicknesses that have shaped her uneasy relationships with family, friends, and her tribe.

Author: Clarence Major
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Published: 03/01/2015
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.39lbs
Size: 7.40h x 5.00w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780826356000

About the Author
Major, Clarence: -

An award-winning painter and author of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, Clarence Major is a distinguished professor emeritus of twentieth-century American literature at the University of California, Davis. His novel My Amputations, winner of a Western States Book Award, was reissued in 2008.

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