Hardcover. Gretta Bitsilly, a gin-steeped mother of two and self-proclaimed expert at standing just outside the margins of ethnicity and peering in, has been all but eclipsed by the worl.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 196 pages. 0.426. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Gretta Bitsilly, a gin-steeped mother of two and self-proclaimed expert at standing just outside the margins of ethnicity and peering in, has been all but eclipsed by the world that eludes her—as a wife, as a writer, as a skeptic in "the other land of Zion," Utah. Gretta has set off to Fort Defiance, Arizona, where she hopes to convince her Navajo husband, who has escaped not from his family but from alcoholism, to come home. Over a sputtering two-steps-forward, one-step-back desert journey, Gretta is diverted by chance, by seizures, an inconstant memory, and the disjointed character of her irresolute quest. She is fueled by a volatile mix of rage and curiosity and is rendered careless by ambivalence toward her marriage—she knows a welcome mat will not be waiting for her, "that white girl" who can't seem to get anything right. On route Gretta fi nds herself lost in the landscape, in strange company, or in her own convolution of language and inner space. With a dictionary and a laptop she attempts to write herself into a better existence—a hopeful existence—and to connect points of intellectual, physical, even spiritual reference.
This tale, though dark and difficult, is infused with tart, twisted humor. Confused, disheveled, self-deprecating, and self-destructive, Gretta is also sharp and funny. Here, first-time novelist Christine Allen-Yazzie breaks apart her own narrative arc but with gritty reality seals it near-shut again, if in rearrangement, drawing us into Gretta's wrestling match with herself, her husband, her addiction, and the road.
The Arc and the Sediment received an honorable mention from the James Jones First Novel Competition, and it won the Utah Arts Council Annual Writing Competiton Publishing Prize.
About the Author: Christine Allen-Yazzie's collection of short fiction has been recognized with a Utah Arts Council grant and by the Drue Heinz competition as a runner-up. Her stories have been published in a number of literary journals, most recently Dos Passos Review. She has an MFA in creative writing.
Título: The Arc and the Sediment (Hardcover)
Año de publicación: 2007
Condición del libro: New
Descripción Utah State University Press, 2007. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP95940982
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Descripción Utah State University Press, Logan, UT, 2007. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: F. Estado de la sobrecubierta: F. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED - Octavo. Deep blue cloth covered boards and spine with shiny gilt lettering. White endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page in black pen. 196 pages. Neither this book nor its dust jacket have any discernable flaws. Uncommon with the author's signature. Signed by the Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 000447