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Winter counts a novel

by Weiden, David Heska Wanbli, 1963-

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"An addictive and groundbreaking debut thriller set on a Native American reservation"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Virgil Wounded Horse wants to do right by his Lakota reservation, but is vigilante violence really the way? He's been earning a meager living as an enforcer, taking charge when the legally shackled tribal police can't act and the feds won't. He's also raising his 14-year-old nephew, Nathan. Virgil was bullied for his mixed- blood heritage, and so is Nathan. Enter wealthy tribal councilman Ben Short Bear, who was none too fond of Virgil while he was seeing his daughter, Marie, but who now wants Virgil to take care of a guy Ben says is dealing heroin. Virgil is skeptical, but then Nathan nearly dies from an overdose, and Marie reenters his life. Weiden's cantering, engrossing, and culturally revelatory debut crime novel is propelled by vital and affecting Native American characters facing the endless repercussions of the genocidal past, ongoing racism and injustice, and cruel betrayals within their besieged community. Suspenseful, gritty, gruffly endearing, and resonant, Weiden's thriller, with its illumination of Lakota spiritual traditions and hopes raised for Virgil's evolution from thug to sleuth, launches a promising and meaningful series."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Virgil Wounded Horse, the half Lakota, half white narrator of Weiden's gorgeous debut, serves as a fists-for-hire enforcer on South Dakota's Rosebud Indian Reservation. Ever since Virgil's sister died in a car accident three years earlier, her son, Nathan, has been living with him. Back when Virgil was an alcoholic, his erratic behavior drove away the love of his life, Marie Short Bear, but now he's sober, and after Nathan ends up in the hospital from an overdose of heroin, Marie returns to help Virgil take on the bad guys responsible for bringing heroin to the reservation. To complicate matters, Marie faces a decision about medical school in New Mexico, right as she and Virgil are falling back in love. The novel twists delicately around various personal conflicts while artfully addressing issues related to the politics of the reservation. Weiden combines funny, complex, and unforgettable characters with strong, poetic prose ("This was the winter of my sorrow, one I had tried to elude but which had come for me with a terrible cruelty"). This is crime fiction at its best. Agent: Michelle Brower, Aevitas Creative Management. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Lakota Indians Fiction
Vigilantes Fiction
Heroin Fiction
Drug traffic Fiction
Drug dealers Fiction
Identity (Philosophical concept) Fiction
Rosebud Indian Reservation (S.D.) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Ecco2020
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780062968968
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