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Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140086836
ISBN-10: 0140086838
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 262
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
Great book. Very interesting look at modern Native Americans, looking espescially of the effects on the psychy after WWII.
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Ceremony puts the reader directly in Tayo's shoes in his quest for healing. A very spiritual book, revealing of Native American culture, yet mysterious at the same time. I just saw it at the National Museum of the American Indian in a new edition. I'm glad that such a classic is available to new
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Ceremony is a very well written, complex story of the life of the American Indian as told by one of their own. I enjoyed it very much, even though it was challenging to me to understand all that it was about.
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I loved this book when I first read it and have kept it for many years. I read this during my "Don Juan" period and while not quite as mystical, it was a very interesting book.
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A young Native American soldier returns home after WWII, but cannot leave the terrors of war behind him as he struggles to survive in a world out of balance.