A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

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Michael Dorris has crafted a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship. Starting in the present day and moving backward, the novel is told in the voices of the three women: fifteen-year-old part-black Rayona; her American Indian mother, Christine, consumed by tenderness and resentment toward those she loves; and the fierce and mysterious Ida, mother and grandmother whose haunting secrets, betrayals, and dreams echo through the years, braiding together the strands of the shared past.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2003, c1987.
Edition: First Picador edition
ISBN: 9780312421854
Branch Call Number: FIC Dorri
Characteristics: 372 pages


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Mar 23, 2019

Michael Dorris committed suicide in 1997 while police were investigating allegations that he had abused his daughters. Wiki This champion of children had been under investigation for sexually abusing at least one of his three biological daughters. Dorris's friends expressed disbelief but, significantly, his wife, Louise Erdrich did not. Washington Post. #metoo

Aug 25, 2014

One of my all time favorites.

Aug 21, 2012

What took me so long to discover this book!?

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