The Grass Dancer

The Grass Dancer

by Susan Power

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Overview

Inspired by the lore of her Native American heritage, this critically-acclaimed novel from Susan Power—an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe—weaves the stories of the old and the young, of broken families, romantic rivals, men and women in love and at war...

Set on a North Dakota reservation, The Grass Dancer reveals the harsh price of unfulfilled longings and the healing power of mystery and hope. Rich with drama and infused with the magic of the everyday, it takes readers on a journey through both past and present—in a tale as resonant and haunting as an ancestor's memory, and as promising as a child's dream. 

WINNER OF THE ERNEST HEMINGWAY FOUNDATION AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568952154
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 06/28/1995
Pages: 393
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan. She received an A.B. from Harvard/Radcliffe, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has been published in Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Voice Literary Supplement, Ploughshares, Story, and The Best American Short Stories 1993.

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Grass Dancer 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
juniperSun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At first, The Grass Dancer seems like just another ill-fated love story, but as the author traces the history of the passage of power from mother to daughter and back through the matrilineal line, the story is transformed into a declaration of a people's recovery of their heritage, learning through pain to find their own inner strengths.
kakadoo202 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
confusing. goes back in time further and further until it comes back. By that time, I already forget the names of the main characters
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book, mixing elements of magic and real life in uncommon ways.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This happends to be one of my favorite books ever it is moving powerful,haunting,vivid, compelling.A pleasure in all respects a sipmly wonderful read filled with the power of these remarkable ancient peoples the Sioux.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Grass Dancer is a profound and moving coming-of-age story filled with the vision and beauty of the Sioux people. Power's lyrical prose and colorful characters make the book a wonderful read.