Ceremony
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New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1986, ©1977.
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Published
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1986, ©1977.
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Book
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262 pages ; 20 cm
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English
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9780140086836
Lexile measure
890

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Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1977.
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This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Laguna Pueblo young man. 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 searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremony that defeats the most virulent of afflictions-despair. "Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Drawn to his Indian past and its traditions, his search for comfort and resolution becomes a ritual--a curative ceremony that defeats his despair.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Silko, L. M. (19861977). Ceremony . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Silko, Leslie Marmon, 1948-. 19861977. Ceremony. Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Silko, Leslie Marmon, 1948-. Ceremony Penguin Books, 19861977.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony Penguin Books, 19861977.

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