Almanac of the Dead
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Penguin Books (1992)
In its extraordinary range of character and culture, Almanac of the Dead is fiction on the grand scale. The acclaimed author of Ceremony has undertaken a weaving of ideas and lives, fate and history, passion and conquest in an attempt to re-create the moral history of the Americas, told from the point of view of the conquered, not the conquerors.
“It’s simply splendid, and I can’t stress too much how happy I am to have this book in the world.”
“One of the most ambitious literary undertakings of the past quarter century.”
–The New Republic