The Way to Rainy Mountain

$15.00 each

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These amazing stories, out of Kiowa myth and history and illuminated by Momaday’s father, are to be read aloud, “that they should remain, as they have always remained, alive at the level of the human voice.”

Available in paperback only.  N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), The Way to Rainy Mountain. (1969), 2003, b/w illustrations by Al Momaday (Kiowa)

“In the beginning was the world,” Momaday writes, “and it was spoken.” First published in 1969, The Way to Rainy Mountain is the embodiment of timelessness. The stories are in three voices: the first, Momaday’s father’s voice, the voice of oral tradition; the second, the voice of outsider historical commentary—here you will find words such as “peculiar”; and the third, the voice of Momaday’s personal reminiscence. The three voices provide for the reader “a turning and returning of myth, history, and memoir throughout, a narrative wheel that is as sacred as language itself.” These amazing stories, out of Kiowa myth and history and illuminated by Momaday’s father, are to be read aloud, “that they should remain, as they have always remained, alive at the level of the human voice.”