The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Ron Querry’s haunting first novel about the mysterious death of a young Indian dancer is a stunning portrayal of the spirit and struggles of the Southwest’s native peoples.
Ron Querry’s debut novel, originally published in 1993 by Red Crane, is a foundational novel in contemporary Native American writing. Querry uses the alternating viewpoints of Gracie, Bernadette’s younger sister, and Starr Stubbs, the wealthy New Yorker who lives just outside of Dulce, New Mexico—to detail the tragic end of Bernadette’s life. The conflicting accounts create a compelling novel about heritage, family, and the dark magic of the twisted soul. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Ron Querry’s debut novel features a new afterword in which the author offers insight into the writing of this American classic.