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Winter in the Blood
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Penguin Group
Pub Date: 2021
ISBN: 9780143136194
James Welch
Winter in the Blood
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Winter in the Blood

by James Welch

Foreword by Joy Harjo. Introduction by Louise Erdrich.

During his life, James Welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, Winter in the Blood, is one of his most enduring works. The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana's vast emptiness. Winter in the Blood is an evocative and unforgettable work of literature that will continue to move and inspire anyone who encounters it.

A contemporary classic from a major writer of the Native American renaissance -- Brilliant, brutal and, in my opinion, Welch's best work. --Tommy Orange, The Washington Post

A nearly flawless novel about human life . . . Few books in any year speak so unanswerably, make their own local terms so thoroughly ours. -Reynolds Price, The New York Times Book Review