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review 2017-06-11 14:42
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
Mapping the Interior - Stephen Graham Jones

Mapping the Interior touched me in a way that's hard to define.

 

A young man, missing and thinking of the father who died before he could really be known, believes he saw his father coming through a doorway. From there, we learn more about this young man, his family, Native American culture, and superstitions.

 

In a way, this could be interpreted as a ghost story. In another interpretation it could be thought of a coming of age story-with perhaps a little psychological horror on the side. However it's interpreted, whatever genre it's labeled, the fact remains that it moves the reader. It's a powerful piece of work.

 

I'm not going to go further into the plot, because I think the reader should discover it for themselves. I know that it brought me back to certain points in my childhood and how I felt about things, but I can't seem to adequately explain how it made me feel. Mapping the Interior resonated deeply with me and I'll have to leave it at that.

 

I give it my highest recommendation.

 

You can order a copy here: Mapping the Interior

 

*Thanks to Tor and to NetGalley for the e-ARC of this novella, in exchange for my honest review. This is it.*

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review 2014-03-21 17:12
Good Edition
Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Arapaho - Charles River Editors

Good detailed look at the tribe.  Ties in very well with the other books about Plains  Tribes in this series.

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review 2014-03-21 17:11
I'm sorry to say that I really hadn't heard of this group before
Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Natchez - Charles River Editors

This is a rather detailed look at a tribe that is not as well known as others in the United States.  Pretty good, if sobering when dealing with the destruction.

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review 2014-03-21 17:09
Native American Series
Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Chickasaw - Charles River Editors

The focus is on the relationship with other tribal groups.  This is quite a bit about the Civil War in this short ebook.  Good.

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review 2014-02-01 02:09
Good CRE series - Native American Tribes
Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Creek (Muskogee) - Charles River Editors

Really enjoyed the discussion about religion after the forced move off of tribal lands.  Very good.

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