by Dennison Smith


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Scavenger by Dennison Smith

Scavenger is a first novel by Dennison Smith about cravings and the desire to fly. The narrator is a young girl of Irish decent growing up in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona in the late 1970s with a swimming pool, a drunken mother, and a father who stands absently in every doorframe speaking only through his music. At 13 she runs away from home and eventually comes to live with a Navajo woman on a reservation where she is submerged in the stories, culture and spiritualism of Native America. It is a beautiful and often harsh story, which also highlights the absurdities and disparities of the relatively affluent lifestyle of suburban America with the third-world conditions of a spiritually rich Indian reservation. The writing is rich, forceful and weaves together this beautiful tapestry which is Scavenger.

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ISBN-13: 9781895837155
Publisher: Insomniac Press
Publication date: 04/25/1998
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dennison Smith is a poet, playwright, and novelist whose work has been performed and published in England, Ireland, Canada, the U.S., and the Czech Republic.

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