Coverart for item
The Resource The bones of paradise, Jonis Agee

The bones of paradise, Jonis Agee

Label
The bones of paradise
Title
The bones of paradise
Statement of responsibility
Jonis Agee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The award-winning author of The River Wife returns with a multigenerational 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."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Agee, Jonis
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Murder
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Revenge
  • Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890
Target audience
adult
Label
The bones of paradise, Jonis Agee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058048402
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780062565648
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The bones of paradise, Jonis Agee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058048402
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780062565648
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...