Friday, March 20, 2009

Our next book is Bearheart by Gerald Vizenor

Gerald Vizenor’s first novel reverses the sentiment of Manifest Destiny as Proude Cedarfair and his wife Rosina travel south through the ruins of a white world that ran out of gas. The Cedarfairs, and a bizarre collection of disciples, are forced on a pilgrimage when government agents descend on the reservation to claim their sacred cedar trees for fuel.

An unclassifiable mix of mythology, fictional satire, cultural theory, and esoteric history, Vizenor’s prose will point your mind into unseen nooks of the American psychic landscape.

If you're digging around for a used copy, Bearheart was originally released with title Darkness in St. Louis: Bearheart.

May's meeting will also be the final vote for next year's selections, so if don't vote via email before then, be sure to come that this meeting. (And Vizenor is one of favorite authors, so you should come anyway.)

We'll be meeting to discuss this book May 21st at the Main Library in Conference Rm 3 at 6pm. Feel free to bring food and drink.

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