Riding the Trail of Tears


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Bison Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Blake M. Hausman is an instructor in English at Berkeley City College. His articles have appeared in Studies in American Indian Literatures and American Indian Quarterly.


"A dazzling futurist novel about a traumatic episode in U.S. history. Reader, when you accept Blake Hausman's invitation to ride the Trail of Tears in a theme park, be warned that you will become a participant in the Cherokee Removal, and not simply a witness."--Bharati Mukherjee, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and author of The Tree Bride-- (10/1/2010 12:00:00 AM)
"There are few authors who take this kind of narrative risk in Native literatures. Histories of the Trail of Tears have been published, but Blake Hausman's telling of it is unique."--John Purdy, coeditor of Nothing but the Truth: An Anthology of Native American Literature-- (10/1/2010 12:00:00 AM)
"Character development and a good story team up with technology in Hausman's innovative debut novel set in the world of virtual reality."--Publishers Weekly -- (1/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
"Hausman's ironic tale of revising this shameful and horrific historic moment so that Anglos experience in virtual time what the Cherokee suffered 175 years ago is humorous and uniquely moving."--Deborah Donovan, Booklist-- (2/15/2011 12:00:00 AM)
"[Riding the Trail of Tears] offers much that can't be found elsewhere in today's fiction."--David Keymer, Library Journal -- (2/15/2011 12:00:00 AM)
"Riding the Trail of Tears is an engaging and entertaining read. . . . It has a narrative and a main character that keeps a reader wanting to keep going all the way through."--Matthew Long, Big Muddy