Thursday, October 23, 2008

Laughing Boy

I continue my quest to read all of the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, in order, mostly.  Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge won in 1930.  It reads much like a Tony Hillerman book in that Navajo spirituality is critical to the book.  I read it out of order (I'm officially reading the 1926 winner, Arrowsmith) because it was on the banned book table at the library.  The novel is set in 1915, and often uses American stereotypes to the Navajos' advantage.  I still want to find some corn pollen for a morning blessing of the sun.

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