The Forgetters: Stories

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$20.00  $18.60
Heyday Books
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5.4 X 7.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Greg Sarris is currently serving his sixteenth term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and his first term as board chair for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. His publications include Keeping Slug Woman Alive (1993), Grand Avenue (1994, reissued 2015), Watermelon Nights (1998, reissued 2021), How a Mountain Was Made (2017, published by Heyday), and Becoming Story (2022, published by Heyday). Greg lives and works in Sonoma County, California. Visit his website at


Praise for The Forgetters:

"Greg Sarris once again tells us a story filled with stories that lift the spirits in troubled times. A wonderful read that transports us to a realm of beauty, kindness, and love of life." --Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

Praise for Greg Sarris:

"I admire Greg Sarris's sense of the gritty passion of life. A resonant thread of myth and laughter pulls the tales together. He allows the story to overtake him, the sign of a fine storyteller." --Joy Harjo

"In clean, thoughtful prose with jewellike detail--whether pondering Yosemite, his childhood babysitter, a secret cave or the oak tree outside his house--[Sarris's] meditations enchant." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Sarris has breathed new life into these ancient Northern California tales and legends, lending them a subtle, light-hearted voice and vision." --Los Angeles Review of Books

"Greg Sarris explores questions about home, connection, and belonging in vivid prose that is both humorous and profound." --Electric Literature

"[Sarris] imagines a possible future in which at least some Native lands are restored to their pre-contact health and serve as models for what the world might learn from Indigenous peoples, if it's not too late to put such lessons to use." --Alta Journal