Laughing Boy Laughing Boy

Laughing Boy

A Navajo Love Story

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Publisher Description

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “A romantic idyll played out in the rhythms and meanings of a vanished Navajo world.” —The Denver Post

Laughing Boy is a model member of his tribe. Raised in old traditions, skilled in silver work, and known for his prowess in the wild horse races, he does the Navajos of T’o Tlakai proud. But times are changing. It is 1914, and the first car has just driven into their country. Then, Laughing Boy meets Slim Girl—and despite her “American” education and the warnings of his family, he gives in to desire and marries her.
 
As Laughing Boy and Slim Girl settle away from traditional villages—their different upbringings clashing within both their relationship and the ever-encroaching culture around them—each of their worlds are thrown into a heart-wrenching turmoil of love, honor, hope, and heritage.
 
“Compelling in its strength and simplicity, and its fidelity to the deepest impulses of human nature,” Laughing Boy is an unprecedented look at both the Navajo culture and the enduring legacy of tradition and loss that all Americans share (The New York Times).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2004
June 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Babs the Cat ,

A tale of 2 Navajo young lovers

reads more like poetry than prose. lyrical, repetitive passags are mesmerizing about the lives and culture of 2 young lovers of the Navajo tribe in the early 20th century, one having been ‘Americanized’ in government schools.

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