for Roofwalker by Susan Power
From the acclaimed novelist--winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for her first book of fiction The Grass Dancer--comes a short story collection that plumbs the depths of Native American displacement and dreams. In the title story of Susan Powers new book, a Sioux spirit stalks the night sky looking for the best dreams, which become true when he consumes them. In Wild Turnips, a Sioux woman in a nursing home wants good moccasins for an imagined return to the prairie: I would get younger and younger as I traveled through our territory. Set at Harvard, First Fruits describes a young womans encounter with ways of learning that are not about believing and seeing. Powers characters move with poetic grace through an uncertain world with the strength of an ancient culture guiding them.
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