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  • By Mary Scriver
    Jul 4, 2007
    "Twelve Blackfeet Stories" The first story, Dogwoman, written in a smooth and inviting style—for the most part—touches on important and ancient themes, such as the interrelation between man and beast and earth, and the delicate balance that exists between them. ... The second story bears a similar tint, giving us a rare and inspired moment between a father and daughter before charging headlong into an intermittent back-story that almost loses us—to say nothing of the main narrative. That said, I really like Scriver’s writing. But while she paints scenes like a master artist, sans an actual canvas, her stories aren’t necessarily captivating—they are interesting at times, though, and they provide incredible insight into the lives of the Amskapi Pikuni people. A great sense of importance emanates from the pages of the book, as though Scriver were attempting to capture the moments of these individuals and hold them in a literary time capsule for future generations to enjoy. I... More > get that. I also get her attempt to immortalize these souls by delivering something offbeat; something that would stick in a reader’s mind, and leave them transfixed for its sheer uniqueness. ... If you love literature, but are not as concerned with story as with language, then Blackfeet has beautiful language to spare; the book is practically brimming with it. Pod Critic< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781847284532
Publisher
Mary Scriver
Published
September 11, 2006
Language
English
Pages
96
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.76 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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