“Why me?” the boy asks well into the story, and by that time, we are wondering too, about our own lives and the things and people placed before us to suffer through and handle. He doesn’t want to be with those he is born to be with, and he is really doesn’t belong among those who have so much to show him. As a result he must become simply himself. He doesn’t yet know who he will become, and neither do we, only that he is layered with awarenesses, and accompanied by unseen, kind friends.
An important book that in no way exploits or trivializes indigenous American spirituality. There is much to “get” in this novel. It’s the kind of book one returns to from time to time for another deep drink. It’s a rich story that will doubtless look different every time. That’s my kind of novel.
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