The Last Ghost Dancer

The Last Ghost Dancer

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"This is a remarkable coming-of-age story and spiritual journey with as much between the lines as in them. Sometimes wry, always thoughtful, the characters seem to live and breathe, and you won't soon forget them."--Senator Byron Dorgan

The Last Ghost Dancer is more than a coming-of-age fable, more than the wry memoirs of a spiritual search. It is the story of a remarkable summer in a remarkable west river town. It is a commentary on the depth and breadth of friendships forged, of lovers lost, and the realization that it is the journey that is of importance, and not so much the destination.

Looking back, as old men do, it's hard to imagine it really happened. But it did. One wise teacher, one perfect girl, one harrowing summer, can set the course of a lifetime. Meet Bones, the wry, funny, ever-observant, thoughtful and hapless narrator, a grease monkey at the only gas station in Pale Butte, whose most recent claim to fame is dropping an Edsel off the hoist. Now, some sixty years later, Bones, a dreamer of apocalyptic dreams, reflects on miracles small and large and his spiritualdiscovery that marked the summer of 1977.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312592301
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bender
Characteristics: xiv, 237 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Last ghost dancer : a novel


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Oct 02, 2016

Wonderfully written, full of emotions, unexpected turns and characters. Couldn't put it down. A must read! Too bad there are no other titles by this author.

Aug 08, 2015

One of the best books I have ever read. I just finished it and already I want to read it again. It is a wonderful combination of humor, universal human truths, and a believable "coming of age" description.


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