The Game of Silence

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The story of one full year in the life of a child on the brink of womanhood, a year in which her life and the lives of all of her relations take a turn from which there is no going back, the heartache of being forced into the unknown, of having to say goo

Available in paperback, hardcover, or CD format [Photo is of CD].  Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe),  The Game of Silence. 2005, b/w illustrations by the author.

Omakayas is not the same little girl that we met in The Birchbark House. In 1850, at nine winters, she is an almost-woman, taking on more responsibility, thinking more seriously about her place in the world, and dreaming prophetic dreams. The Game of Silence is the story of one full year in the life of a child on the brink of womanhood, a year in which her life and the lives of all of her relations take a turn from which there is no going back, the heartache of being forced into the unknown, of having to say goodbye to the land you love. Louise Erdrich writes that The Birchbark House and The Game of Silence are “are, in the truest sense, labors of love for my characters, for my children, my ancestors and my people.” They are an antidote to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s toxic and hyper-marketed Little House books.