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Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Authors: McMurtry, Larry (INT) & Silko, Leslie Marmon
Genres: Historical Fiction
Topics: World War II, Native American History/Interest, Religion/Spirituality
Lexile: 890,
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC019000, FIC059000
ISBN: 9781440621826, Related ISBNs: 0143104918, 1440621829, 9780143104919, 9781440621826
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The great Native American Novel of a battered veteran returning home to heal his mind and spirit

More than thirty-five years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power. The Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition contains a new preface by the author and an introduction by Larry McMurtry.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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