Book Club: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

04/12/2012 - 6:00pm

Published in 1977, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power.

Location

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building
1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Arizona Board of Regents