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Roofwalker Roofwalker, Made Up Of A Unique Combination Of Fiction And Nonfiction, Or Stories And Histories, Reveals The Ways That Native Traditions And Beliefs Work In The Lives Of Characters Who Live Far From The Reservation And In The Author S Own Life Many Of The Histories Repeat Subjects And Themes Found In The Stories, Making Roofwalker A Book That In Which Spirits And The Living Commingle And Sioux Culture And Modern Life Collide With Disarming Power, Humor, And Joy The First Seven Pieces In The Book Are Stories, Fictional Accounts Primarily Of Girls And Women In The Title Story, A Young Girl Believes In The Power Of The Roofwalker Spirit To Make Her Dreams Come True In Beaded Souls, A Woman Is Cursed By The Sin Of Her Great Grandfather, An Indian Policeman Who Arrested Sitting Bull First Fruits Follows A Native Girl S First Year At Harvard The Nonfiction Pieces Include Power S Imaginary Account Of The Meeting Of Her Phi Beta Kappa Father And Sioux Mother, A Piece About The Letters Of An Irish Ancestor And Another In Which Power And Her Mother Visit The Field Museum In Chicago, Where A Native Ancestor S Dress Is On Display.

10 thoughts on “Roofwalker

  1. says:

    Susan Power is a special writer Roofwalker collects seven of her short stories and five of her histories, all circling Chicago The short stories explore how Native Americans have adapted to Anglo European America, both in the past and the present It s hard for me to pick favorites here You have storie

  2. says:

    Beautiful, sad and moving stories from a talented author.

  3. says:

    Wow, finally finished this one after it was on hold for almost a year I am definitely a fan of Susan Power particularly her fiction, although I love how her histories and her inventions are so closely bound together in this volume That seems like the most honest move a writer can make You can t really ever sepa

  4. says:

    I came across this book while searching for the authors award winning book The Grass Dancer, which I still have to read After sampling her writing, I would read ANYTHING this author writes Roofwalker is a collection of short stories centering on Nativ...

  5. says:

    For a short book of short stories, this volume packs a punch There are some gorgeously imagined narratives in this text my favorite being that of the Winnebago man who finds a live St Jude statue in his girlfriend s thrift store, and who teaches him Lakota while writing down the saint s poetry It s an almost fond critiqu

  6. says:

    After each story in Roofwalker I kept having to flip back and look at the copyright date This book has been out SIX years and I m only now finding it This should have hit my radar right away I m American Indian and a librarian, for goodness sakes I crave good books about Indians by Indians, particularly those with contemporar

  7. says:

    This book of short stories and memories is a treasure, the kind of magic portal into unfamiliar places, people, and ways of thinking that makes story telling an art The language and images are powerful and beautiful, one right on the heels of the next They pop into mu moind on the bbs and haunt my dreams Yet the language does not

  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this collection of short stories Power who is herself a Standing Rock Sioux writes about contemporary Native Americans who have left reservations for cities especially Chicago and universities in the early to mid 20th century, and about their children I especially enjoyed the tale about the tiny statue of St Jude comin

  9. says:

    This was the first book read for the 2012 2013 Loft Mentorship series We discussed it this morning, and it was a rich, textured discussion, which is in line with my feelings about this sequence of stories There s something savory and perfect about Power s storytelling, the way she unveils certain information, knowing when to allude and when

  10. says:

    A beautiful collection of stories and essays, this really is as much a window into Power s world as it is a piece of literature The pieces themselves arein the literary mode than mainstream, and so I suspect most readers will find the pacing a bit slow, but I found it quite engaging Several of the stories were quite moving, and I was especially

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