The Ancient Child

The Ancient Child

by N. Scott Momaday

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Overview

"An intriguing combination of myth, fiction, and storytelling that demonstrates the continuing power and range of Momaday's creative vision....These are magical words. Listen." — Washington Post

In his first novel since the Pulitzer Prize-winning House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday shapes the ancient Kiowa myth of a boy who turned into a bear into a timeless American classic. The Ancient Child juxtaposes Indian lore and Wild West legend into a hypnotic, often lyrical contemporary novel—the story of Locke Setman, known as Set, a Native American raised far from the reservation by his adoptive father. Set feels a strange aching in his soul and, returning to tribal lands for the funeral of his grandmother, is drawn irresistibly to the fabled bear-boy. When he meets Grey, a beautiful young medicine woman with a visionary gift, his world is turned upside down. Here is a magical saga of one man's tormented search for his identity—a quintessential American novel, and a great one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060973452
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/12/1990
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Perennial Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 349,246
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

N. Scott Momaday was born in 1934 in Lawton, Oklahoma. A novelist, poet, playwright, teacher, painter, and storyteller, his accomplishments in literature, scholarship, and the arts have established him as an enduring American master. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors that include the Pulitzer Prize, a National Medal of Arts, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize. He lives in New Mexico.

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Ancient Child 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to give N. Scott Momaday kudos for creating a new and unique world for an ancient Kiowa myth to live in. His language is just beautiful. All that I hoped and more.