House Made of Dawn
The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a stranger in his native landA young Native American, Abel has come home from a foreign war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his father's, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land,... show more
The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a stranger in his native landA young Native American, Abel has come home from a foreign war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his father's, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient rites and traditions of his people. But the other world -- modern, industrial America -- pulls at Abel, demanding his loyalty, claiming his soul, goading him into a destructive, compulsive cycle of dissipation and disgust. And the young man, torn in two, descends into hell.
Publish date: April 13th 2010
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
N. Scott Momaday's first novel, "House Made of Dawn," is noted by some critics as sparking a renaissance in Native American literature. Published in 1969, the novel won the Pulitzer Prize, rave reviews, and a place in the canon of contemporary literature.So, it is with some hesitation that I admit t...
This is a book that I've been wanting to read for awhile, it is one that I was excited about reading when I borrowed it from the library. But for some reason, I just couldn't get into it. I don't know why, but it just didn't draw me in.It seems, anyway, that I've been having bad luck with books I've...
i don't have a good history with pulitzer winners overall. there have been a few exceptions, but this was certainly not one of them. it was all i could do to force myself to skim this book. i was over halfway through before i found a page or two that mildly interested me, and it was short lived. ...
You know, I kind of get why this won the Pulitzer. I really do. It was all revolutionary and shit. Except, I have a problem, because I feel like this isn't so much a story with characters as it is a poem in prose with like one million words. And that's not really my thing. I need to fall in love wit...
Abel returns to the reservationafter serving in World War II,but has trouble adapting tohis life there. Very depressing.I was most amazed with the waythis author brought me into hisworld through the use of sensorydetails.