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Paperback The Absence of Angels, Volume 14 Book

ISBN: 0806127147

ISBN13: 9780806127149

The Absence of Angels, Volume 14

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A magical novel about urban mixed-blood Indian life is Albert (Alley) Hummingbird, a self-conscious, shy college student who masks his feelings with humore and who longs to reconcile the two cultures that have formed him. "Full of a beautiful generosity of spirit. The depiction of the relationship between Alley and Sara Baites (one of the most lovingly detailed portraits of a woman in a recent novel I know by a man or a woman) I found particularly...

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No Absence of Heart

This is a wonderful story. Calling all film makers -- especially native ones -- this would make a hell of a screenplay. But readers and writers will love the book. The tone of the story is superb, the author writes of painful things without selfconsciousness and explores the experience of growing up a mixed blood Indian in ways that make it real for any audience. The characters are memorable, the story of the love between Alley and Sara will touch your heart and the descriptions are poetic. Wise Grandfather will make you laugh. Get to know that special place known as "The Absence of Angels" -- you won't regret it. Penn is an award winning author also, whose other novel (Killing Time With Strangers) won the American Book Award and is also a must-read.

"This is a must buy"

As the pages fly by, your pulse begins to quicken, your heart starts to race, you wish you could be inside these wonderful pages.
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