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N. Scott Momaday

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Prologue Abel is running. The prologue is only three paragraphs long, and in them the only action is Abel running. The narrator d... Read More
The Longhair: Walatowa, Cañon de San Diego, 1945 (July 20–July 25) Francisco is driving a wagon with a "team of roan mares." He pauses to check a snare, and finding a caught sparrow, he... Read More
The Longhair: Walatowa, Cañon de San Diego, 1945 (July 28–August 2) The details of this date open with more discussion of the landscape. Momaday writes the town "lies out like the scatte... Read More
The Priest of the Sun: Los Angeles, 1952 The section opens with a poetic paragraph on "small silversided fish." The narrator relays fish are "among the most he... Read More
The Night Chanter: Los Angeles, 1952 This chapter has only one section, dated February 20. In it Ben Benally meets Abel, who has just been released from pris... Read More
The Dawn Runner: Walatowa, 1952 Having left Los Angeles Abel is back at his grandfather's house. Francisco is dying, and Abel waits. For six consecuti... Read More
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