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The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir - Leslie Marmon Silko
The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir
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A highly original and poetic self-portrait from one of America's most acclaimed writers. Leslie Marmon Silko's new book, her first in ten years, combines memoir with family history and reflections on the creatures and beings that command her attention and inform her vision of the world, taking... show more
A highly original and poetic self-portrait from one of America's most acclaimed writers. Leslie Marmon Silko's new book, her first in ten years, combines memoir with family history and reflections on the creatures and beings that command her attention and inform her vision of the world, taking readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Silko weaves tales from her family's past into her observations, using the turquoise stones she finds on the walks to unite the strands of her stories, while the beauty and symbolism of the landscape around her, and of the snakes, birds, dogs, and other animals that share her life and form part of her family, figure prominently in her memories. Strongly influenced by Native American storytelling traditions, The Turquoise Ledge becomes a moving and deeply personal contemplation of the enormous spiritual power of the natural world-of what these creatures and landscapes can communicate to us, and how they are all linked. The book is Silko's first extended work of nonfiction, and its ambitious scope, clear prose, and inventive structure are captivating. The Turquoise Ledge will delight loyal fans and new readers alike, and it marks the return of the unique voice and vision of a gifted storyteller.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670022113 (067002211X)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir
Turquoise and Star Beings and Snakes, oh my!Leslie Marmon Silko writes meditatively about her relationship with the area surrounding her home in Tucson. She takes long walks through the arroyos and picks up nuggets of turquoise or quartz or chyrsocolla on the way and ruminates on how they came to b...
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