Becoming Story: A Journey Among Seasons, Places, Trees, and Ancestors
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What We're Saying
A call for more stories about and by Indigenous Americans. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
For the first time in more than twenty-five years, Greg Sarris--whose novels are esteemed alongside those of Louise Erdrich and Stephen Graham Jones--presents a book about his own life. In Becoming Story he asks: What does it mean to be truly connected to the place you call home--to walk where innumerable generations of your ancestors have walked? And what does it mean when you dedicate your life to making that connection even deeper? Moving between his childhood and the present day, Sarris creates a kaleidoscopic narrative about the forces that shaped his early years and his eventual work as a tribal leader. He considers the deep past, historical traumas, and possible futures of his homeland. His acclaimed storytelling skills are in top form here, and he charts his journey in prose that is humorous, searching, and profound. Described as "jewellike" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Becoming Story is also a gently powerful guide in the art of belonging to the place where you live.