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The Resource The Bones of Paradise

The Bones of Paradise

Label
The Bones of Paradise
Title
The Bones of Paradise
Statement of responsibility
Jonis Agee
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Language
eng
Summary
The award-winning author of The River Wife returns with a multi-generational family saga set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sand Hills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee—an ambitious tale of history, vengeance, race, guilt, betrayal, family, and belonging, filled with a vivid cast of characters shaped by violence, love, and a desperate loyalty to the land.Ten years after the Seventh Cavalry massacred more than two hundred Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee, J.B. Bennett, a white rancher, and Star, a young Native American woman, are murdered in a remote meadow on J.B.’s land. The deaths bring together the scattered members of the Bennett family: J.B.’s cunning and hard father, Drum; his estranged wife, Dulcinea; and his teenage sons, Cullen and Hayward. As the mystery of these twin deaths unfolds, the history of the dysfunctional Bennetts and their damning secrets is revealed, exposing the conflicted heart of a nation caught between past and future.At the center of The Bones of Paradise are two remarkable women. Dulcinea, returned after bitter years of self-exile, yearns for redemption and the courage to mend her broken family and reclaim the land that is rightfully hers. Rose, scarred by the terrible slaughters that have decimated and dislocated her people, struggles to accept the death of her sister, Star, and refuses to rest until she is avenged.A kaleidoscopic portrait of misfits, schemers, chancers, and dreamers, Jonis Agee’s bold novel is a panorama of America at the dawn of a new century. A beautiful evocation of this magnificent, blood-soaked land—its sweeping prairies, seas of golden grass, and sandy hills, all at the mercy of two unpredictable and terrifying forces, weather and lawlessness—and the durable men and women who dared to tame it
Summary
A decade after the Wounded Knee Massacre, when the U.S. 7th Cavalry regiment gunned down over 200 Lakota, white rancher J.B. Bennett and Sioux woman Star are found dead on Bennett's land. As Bennett's estranged wife, Dulcinea, returns to the ranch and gathers the remaining family members, Star's sister, Rose, vows to find Star's killer and avenge her death. Set in the Nebraska Sandhills at the dawn of the 20th century, The Bones of Paradise is a haunting multi-generational family saga that explores a tragedy with deep historical roots through the eyes of flawed and fully fleshed-out characters. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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10496981
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DLC
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Agee, Jonis
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Westerns
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Bones of Paradise
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Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_283389
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062413499
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Bones of Paradise
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_283389
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062413499
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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