The Missing Morningstar: And Other Stories

The Missing Morningstar: And Other Stories by Stacie Shannon Denetsosie

The Missing Morningstar: And Other Stories

  • Paperback
  • Torrey House (2023)
  • SKU: 9781948814850
Regular price $16.95
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In The Missing Morningstar and Other Stories, Stacie Denetsosie confronts long-reaching effects of settler-colonialism on Native lives in a series of gritty, wildly imaginative stories. A young Navajo man catches a ride home alongside a casket he's sure contains his dead grandfather. A gas station clerk witnesses the kidnapping of the newly crowned Miss Northwestern Arizona. A young couple's search for a sperm donor raises questions of blood quantum. This debut collection grapples with a complex and painful history alongside an inheritance of beauty, ceremony, and storytelling.

"​Propulsive and complex, this is a gorgeously written debut."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The Missing Morningstar effortlessly exudes power and charm in equal measure. Denetsosie appears on the page fully formed. A feat of voice, texture, heart, and an absolute thrill to read."—Tommy Orange

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