Gardens in Ihe Dunes (Paperback)
Simon & Schuster, 9780684863320, 480pp.
Publication Date: April 13, 2000
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Praise For Gardens in Ihe Dunes…
The New York Times Book Review
Rich, intriguing...a mix of myth, allegory, Victorian children's tale, and adventure yarn, laced with readings in Southwest history.
The Boston Globe
Confident and beautifully written.
San Francisco Chronicle
Like Gabriel García Márquez, but more accurately reminiscent of Joseph Conrad...a rich descendant well worth reading.
The Seattle Times Book Review
Rich, generous, funny, and ambitious, thought provoking and rewarding.
Silko has crafted a dreamlike tale out of one of the ugliest realities in American history.
The historical, geographical, and emotional scope of this sprawling novel is breathtaking. Silko tells and retells the stories of multicultural America and weaves them into the "master" narrative of American history.
A tender, evocative tale.
You can depend on Leslie Marmon Silko to seduce and captivate you with her considerable literary powers. Her dreamlike narratives deliver amazing truths. With Gardens in the Dunes, Silko has crafted a book about faith in the old ways, in the natural ways of life, about the significance of a family and a girl's indomitable spirit.
The Kansas City Star
Silko writes descriptions as lush as rose petals. A cosmopolitan, spellbinding narrative.
David A. Walton
San Jose Mercury News
Silko's appeal is her ability to transcend with her story the obvious ethnic, feminist, and ecological messages so deeply embedded in her material....[Her] fiction is rooted in the real world and conveys the eternal messages of story land: love won and lost, separation and reunion, a child's growth and arrival into adulthood.