The Buffalo Soldier (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780375725463, 432pp.
Publication Date: February 25, 2003
His name is Alfred; he is ten years old and African American. And he has passed through so many indifferent families that he can t believe that his new one will last.
In the ensuing months Terry and Laura will struggle to emerge from their shell of grief only to face an unexpected threat to their marriage; Terry's involvement with another woman. Meanwhile, Alfred cautiously enters the family circle, and befriends an elderly neighbor who inspires him with the story of the buffalo soldiers, the black cavalrymen of the old West. Out of the entwining and unfolding of their lives, The Buffalo Soldier creates a suspenseful, moving portrait of a family, infused by Bohjalian's moral complexity and narrative assurance.
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Praise For The Buffalo Soldier…
“In The Buffalo Soldier, Bohjalian proves once again that he's a master novelist.” –The Boston Globe
“Bohjalian plunges [his characters] into a dramatic situation so powerful that even their quiet voices cannot fail to be heard. . . .The Buffalo Soldier is imbued with hope and the possibility for redemption.” –The Washington Post
“Bohjalian gives us fine-grained detail and beautifully observed domestic psychology.” –The Los Angeles Times
“Beautifully wrought. . . . A moving account of personal strength and the joy of belonging.” –San Francisco Chronicle
“If it's captivating literature you're after, The Buffalo Soldier earns a solid A.” –Entertainment Weekly