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Calling for a blanket dance : a novel / by Oscar Hokeah.


"A young Native American boy in a splintering family grasps for stability and love, making all the wrong choices until he finds a space of his own"-- Provided by publisher.
"Told in a series of voices, Calling for a Blanket Dance takes us into the life of Ever Geimausaddle through the multigenerational perspectives of his family as they face myriad obstacles. His father's injury at the hands of corrupt police, his mother's struggle to hold on to her job and care for her husband, the constant resettlement of the family, and the legacy of centuries of injustice all intensify Ever's bottled-up rage. Meanwhile, all of Ever's relatives have ideas about who he is and who he should be. His Cherokee grandmother urges the family to move across Oklahoma to find security; his grandfather hopes to reunite him with his heritage through traditional gourd dances; his Kiowa cousin reminds him that he's connected to an ancestral past. And once an adult, Ever must take the strength given to him by his relatives to save not only himself but also the next generation of family. How will this young man visualize a place for himself when the world hasn't given him a place to start with?"

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  • ISBN: 9781643751474
  • ISBN: 1643751476
  • Physical Description: 258 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2022.
Subject: Indians of North America > Fiction.
Families > United States > Fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Fiction.
Familles > √Čtats-Unis > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Indians of North America.
United States.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Fictional Work
Social problem fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


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