In Roofwalker, Native American writer Susan Power explores the complexities of contemporary Native American life. Featuring both fiction and nonfiction - ``stories'' and ``histories'' - the book shows the ways that native traditions and beliefs work for characters who live physically and spiritually far from the reservation. The first seven pieces are ``stories,'' such as the title tale in which a young girl believes in the power of the ``roofwalker'' spirit to make her dreams come true; or ``Beaded Souls,'' in which Maxine Bullhead, living in Chicago, is cursed by the sin of her great-grandfather, an Indian policeman sent to arrest Sitting Bull. The last five pieces are ``histories'' that repeat subjects and themes found in the earlier section, making Roofwalker a book in which spirits and the living commingle and Sioux culture and modern life collide with disarming power, humor, and joy.
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|Grouped Work ID||880155f7-9e7d-f46d-67dd-14203829a142|
|Grouping Author||power susan|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-26 03:47:38AM|
|author||Power, Susan, 1961-|
|available_at_rampart||Woodland Park Public Library|
|detailed_location_rampart||RLD Woodland Park Adult Fiction|
|owning_library_rampart||Rampart Library District|
|owning_location_rampart||Woodland Park Public Library|
|subject_facet||Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction|
Indians of North America -- Fiction
|title_full||Roofwalker / Susan Power|
|topic_facet||Indians of North America|