Winterkill: A Novel
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Winterkill: A Novel

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by Craig Lesley
     
 

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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award

From the two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award: a deeply moving and evocative novel of fathers and sons. Danny Kachiah is a Native American fighting not to become a casualty. His father, Red Shirt, is dead; his wife, Loxie, has left him, and his career

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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award

From the two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award: a deeply moving and evocative novel of fathers and sons. Danny Kachiah is a Native American fighting not to become a casualty. His father, Red Shirt, is dead; his wife, Loxie, has left him, and his career as a rodeo cowboy is flagging. But when Loxie dies in a car wreck, leaving him with his son, Jack, whom he hardly knows, Danny uses the magnificent stories of Red Shirt to guide him toward true fatherhood. Together, Danny and Jack begin to make a life from the dreams of yesterday and the ruins of today's northwestern reservations.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Unforgettable . . . prose as clear as the morning air.” —The Boston Globe

“What strikes me first about Craig Lesley's book is the astonishing compassion he extends to the characters that people this moving novel . . . An impressive debut.” —Raymond Carver

“Profoundly lyrical . . . Lesley has a rare gift for evoking a timeless quality in a setting littered with modern icons . . . The honky-tonk glitter of the rodeo gives way to the mystical, sometimes brutal beauty of the wilderness.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Danny Kachiah remains a figure of complexity, struggling toward salvation . . . an everyman who could stand in for any one of us.” —The Los Angeles Times

“A beautiful picture of family love and loyalty in a society from which we've had few such pictures.” —Reynolds Price

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312152444
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Craig Lesley is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. He has received the the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award for both Winterkill and for his third novel, The Sky Fisherman. He is also the author of River Song and Storm Riders. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two daughters.

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Winterkill 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so well writen that it is as if it were a true story. I feel that it is told as it could have been, the auther doesn't just show a glossy side. The book is a little crude in places but I feel it makes it all the better. If you are intrested in Indians or rodeo this is a good book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a very good book. This book was about an Indian Man who was trying to keep the ways of his ancestors and keeping up with the times. He knows many rituals that his father taught him. He has a young sone that after years of being apart, and his ex wifes death, are together again. This book kept me interested in what was going to happen next. The setting of this book was also set in the place that I grew up in. It is a very good book and is good for anyone to read.