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THE DEATH OF BERNADETTE LEFTHAND

by Ron Querry
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The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Ron Querry’s haunting first novel about the mysterious death of a young Indian dancer is a stunning portrayal of the spirit and struggles of the Southwest’s native peoples.

Product Details

10-digit ISBN1947627-08-6
13-digit ISBN978-1947627-08-6
FormatPaperback
Page Count232
Product Dimensions5x8
Publication DateOctober 1, 2018
RightsAll Rights Available
Ron Querry’s debut novel, originally published in 1993 by Red Crane, is a foundational novel in contemporary Native American writing. Querry uses the alternating viewpoints of Gracie, Bernadette’s younger sister, and Starr Stubbs, the wealthy New Yorker who lives just outside of Dulce, New Mexico—to detail the tragic end of Bernadette’s life. The conflicting accounts create a compelling novel about heritage, family, and the dark magic of the twisted soul. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Ron Querry’s debut novel features a new afterword in which the author offers insight into the writing of this American classic.
Kirkus Reviews
“This powerful, sad, but ultimately beautiful story deserves to be back on the bookshelves of American readers with its innovative, organic use of Indigenous prose form and strong, lovely personalities.”
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Publishers Weekly
"The innocence of Gracie's youth and her anguish in relating her sister's life story work like a magnet to pull the tale along."
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Library Journal
"This excellent debut by a promising new novelist should appeal to anyone interested in the Southwest and Native Americans."
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Tony Hillerman
"The best novel of its type since Leslie Sitko's Ceremony. The Death Of Bernadette Lefthand should rank among the classics of American fiction."
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