Fiction. Native American Studies. Rendered in intertwining passages of prose and poetry, this novel begins with the story of Indiana Redpaint, whose father traded her for a rodeo entry fee, and follows the path of her daughter, Manna, whose life has been deeply marked by her mother's losses. Hitch-hiking her way to Gallup, NM, Manna finds wholeness and healing in unexpected people and places.
Dawn Karima Pettigrew, of Cherokee and other Native descent, is an ordained minister serving the Qualla boundary reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina. She has a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.F.A. from Ohio State, and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kentucky. She is a correspondent for News from Indian Country and her work has appeared in numerous publications.Author City: CULLOWHEE, NC USA