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Trigger Dance by Glancy
  

Trigger Dance

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Trigger Dance by Glancy

1990 Winner of the Mildren P. Nilon Award for Minority Fiction In Trigger Dance, her first collection of stories, Diane Glancy takes us to uneasy places where both the environment and the characters are at risk, where even the animals grieve. Sometimes the author's voice, sometimes the voices of the characters, tell us about their migrations, symbolic or literal. Diane Glancy's characters walk in two worlds and try to build a middle ground between white and native cultures. They are the offspring of those who survived the Trail of Tears. Some of the young men dance at powwows in tune with the dead. Filo and Parnetta buy a fridge at the Hardware Store on Muskogee Street, in Tahleqah, Oklahoma. Farther west, near Chickasha, Keyo can't read, while Joseph Sink, an Indian hermit, learns a word a day. Anna America remembers her shortcomings as a mother and her hard life as she waits in the Northeastern Cherokee County Shelter for her wings to unfold so she can leave this earth. In the title story, Roan mourns the fact that human beings have the power to destroy the earth. He's astonished that creation and cremation could be so closely linked. Even his father, when he feels death approach, demands to be cremated because it's autumn in outer space. Roan's final vision in the sweat lodge is of the air red as leaves. He admonishes his people to be strong and responsible, to acknowledge that life is a sizeable endeavor. it.

About the Author

Diane Hall Glancy, of Cherokee and English/German descent, grew up in Kansas City, MO. She teaches Native American literature and creative writing courses at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 1991

Author

Glancy

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Publisher

Northwestern University Press

Format

Hardback

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780932511355

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