by Leslie Marmon Silko
1977 /  262  pages
rating: 8 / cont. fict. Native American (classic)

This is the powerful story of a young Laguna man’s return from WWII as a victim of shell-shock or PTSD.  After the war incidents and early hospital stays,  the first third or half of the book details Tayo’s earlier life on a Pueblo  reservation in Central New Mexico, where he was abandoned and then orphaned by his mother, raised by his grandmother along with his aunt and her husband along with their child, Rocky.  Tayo’s father is an unknown white man and Tayo suffers for that.  But he and Rocky are like brothers in many ways and together they  join the US Army just  hoping for a safe return.  These parts take place between 1922 or so and 1942 – roughly.  >>>>MORE>>>>
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