Night of the living rez / Morgan Talty.
- ISBN: 9781953534187
- ISBN: 195353418X
- Physical Description: 285 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First US edition.
- Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2022.
- Copyright: ©2022
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Burn -- In a jar -- Get me some medicine -- Food for the common cold -- In a field of stray caterpillars -- Blessing tobacco -- Safe harbor -- Smokes last -- Half-life -- Earth, speak -- Night of the living rez -- Name means thunder.
"Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy. In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty--with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight--breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family's unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer's projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs. A collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of an Indigenous community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
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