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Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Year Published: 1977

Type: Novel

Genre: Drama

Perspective and Narrator:

Ceremony is told in third-person narration from the perspective of a limited omniscient narrator. While the narration generally follows Tayo's perspective (the protagonist), it occasionally switches to the perspective of other characters.


Ceremony is narrated in past tense.

About the Title:

The title, Ceremony, refers to Native American traditions marking transitions. The protagonist, Tayo, must create a new ceremony that synthesizes the Native American and white cultures to transform his life and find acceptance within his community.


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