Crazy Brave (Paperback)

By Joy Harjo

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393345438, 169pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/9/2012)

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In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, Crazy Brave is a haunting, visionary memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice.