Leslie Marmon Silko (Author) Larry McMurtry (Introduction by)


Thirty 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.

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$30.60  $28.15
Perfection Learning
Publish Date
January 01, 2007
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Leslie Marmon Silko, a former professor of English and fiction writing, is the author of novels, short stories, essays, poetry, articles, and screenplays. She has won numerous awards and fellowships for her work. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.


An exceptional novel?a cause for celebration. ("The Washington Post Book World")
Ceremony is the greatest novel in Native American literature. It is one of the greatest novels of any time and place. I have read this book so many times that I probably have it memorized. I teach it and I learn from it and I am continually in awe of its power, beauty, rage, vision, and violence. (Sherman Alexie)
An exceptional novela cause for celebration. ("The Washington Post Book World")
Her assurance, her gravity, her flexibility are all wonderful gifts. ("The New York Review of Books")
Without question Leslie Marmon Silko is the most accomplished Native American writer of her generation. ("The New York Times Book Review")
An exceptional novelaa cause for celebration. ("The Washington Post Book World")
An exceptional novel a cause for celebration. ("The Washington Post Book World")
The novel is very deliberately a ceremony in itself?demanding but confident and beautifully written. ("The Boston Globe")