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❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Watermelon Nights Author Greg Sarris – Amateur-sleuth.co In a powerful follow up to his widely acclaimed short story collection Grand Avenue Greg Sarris tells a tale about the love and forgiveness that keep a modem American Indian family togetherTold from tIn a powerful follow up to his widely acclaimed short story collection Grand Avenue Greg Sarris tells a tale about the love and forgiveness that keep a modem American Indian family togetherTold from the points of view of a twenty year old Pomo Indian named Johnny Severe his grandmother Elba and his mother Iris Watermelon Nights uncovers the secre.

Ts behind each of these characters' extraordinary powers of perception Johnny is trying to organize the remaining members of his displaced tribe; at the same time he contemplates leaving his grandmother's home for the big city As the novel shifts perspective tracing the controversial history of the tribe we learn how the tragic events of Elba's c.

watermelon pdf nights pdf Watermelon Nights PDFTs behind each of these characters' extraordinary powers of perception Johnny is trying to organize the remaining members of his displaced tribe; at the same time he contemplates leaving his grandmother's home for the big city As the novel shifts perspective tracing the controversial history of the tribe we learn how the tragic events of Elba's c.

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PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä Gregory Michael Sarris is a college professor acclaimed author screenwriter and scholar holds an Endowed Chair in Native American Studies within the School of Arts and Humanities at Sonoma State University A Santa Rosa native Sarris has published several books including the widely anthologized collection of essays Keeping Slug Woman Alive A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts an

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  1. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFThree and a half stars is what I'd actually like to give this book The first 150pgs were rough I wasn't drawn into the story and I kept skipping over words By the middle of the book I was hooked The dust jacket compares Sarris to Alexie and Erdrich two authors with very little in common as far as writing style goes yet eually brilliant Sarris falls short of the comparison Certain structures of his storytelling seem to mimic Erdrich although I'd argue she does a far better job of character building and storytelling Sarris is simply ok He's got some good points in the narrative that seem to need focus He's too repetitive seemingly almost desperate to get his point across and not be misinterpreted For example the word sadness is used dozens and dozens of times in the first half of the book and at the end it comes right back to that word sadness More for


  2. Eric Eric says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFA long slow summer read for me slow in part because it's a bit slack in places but the good bits are genuinely powerful And the attention given to multigenerational California Indian trauma and resilience is so important Sarris confronts sexual and familial trauma head on and brings each of the three big sections of the book each narrated by a different family member to a strong conclusion


  3. Jessica Jang Jang Jessica Jang Jang says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFHow dare this book have no cover image One of the most beautiful contemporary pieces I've ever read Had the opportunity to meet Greg Sarris and ask him uestions One of the uestions I asked was the significance of the basket Elba finds as she learns she is pregnant He said it came to him in a vision one night Also interesting was that Sarris claimed he originally wrote the order of the 3 stories with Elba's being last and I found that interesting since the order is one of the great things about the novel thank god for book editors right? hehe My review won't do this book justice so please read it if you have any interest in Native American post colonial California or contemporary lit period Warning spoiler I really think Elba's story has the strongest significance Her mol


  4. Christine Christine says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFThis was a really eye opening saga about a ragtag tribe of 20th century Native Americans near San Francisco—unvarnished unromanticized Native Americans—who are struggling to hold onto their cultural identity while facing prejudice both from outside and inside their tribe The story spans three generations and likewise the protagonist changes three times but Sarris' charac


  5. Jessica Jessica says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFI had the pleasure of meeting Mr Sarris who is a wonderful man I love this book to death Johnny's story starts out a little slow but Elba's is hearbreakingly beautiful If you haven't read or studied much contemporary Native American lit motivation to read this might be difficult at first It certainly can be depressing at times But all in all Sarris tells a beautiful story of family throughout 3 generations who are trying to heal from the pains of not only their own past but their people's history Forgiveness is a big theme as well as love Healing begins of course with the book's title and as Sarris poignantly signed my book I hope reading this is as sweet as a watermelon night the book is about hope


  6. Denise Denise says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFi only really read every 3rd word and the first story couldnt keep my interest


  7. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFA different look into the culture of American Indiansa not a very happy view


  8. Jessica Jessica says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFIt's no Grand Avenue


  9. D. Keali& D. Keali& says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFIt's turning into one of those books I wish I read years ago


  10. Phyllis Phyllis says:

    PDF/EPUB Watermelon Nights PDF/EPUB ↠ ä amateur sleuth.co ä watermelon pdf, nights pdf, Watermelon Nights PDFA great story about3 generations of American Indians


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