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James Welch

James Welch is the author of four previous novels, including Fools Crow, which won the American Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He attended schools on the Blackfeet and Fort Belknap reservations and studied writing under the legendary teacher Richard Hugo. He lives with his wife in Missoula, Montana.

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The Death of Jim Loney
Written by James Welch, Introduction by Jim Harrison
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2008
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-310518-3 (0-14-310518-3)

James Welch never shied away from depicting the lives of Native Americans damned by destiny and temperament to the margins of society. The Death of Jim Loney is no exception. Jim Loney is a mixed-blood, of white and Indian parentage. Estranged from both communities, he lives a solitary, brooding existence in... Read more






Fools Crow
Written by James Welch, Introduction by Thomas McGuane
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | October 2011
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310651-7 (0-14-310651-1)

The 25th-anniversary edition of "a novel that in the sweep and inevitability of its events...is a major contribution to Native American literature." (Wallace Stegner)

In the Two Medicine Territory of Montana, the Lone Eaters, a small band of Blackfeet Indians, are living their immemorial life. The men hunt and mount the occasional... Read more






Fools Crow
Written by James Welch
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | November 1987
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-008937-0 (0-14-008937-3)

The year is 1870, and Fool's Crow, so called after he killed the chief of the Crows during a raid, has a vision at the annual Sun Dance ceremony. The young warrior sees the end of the Indian way of life and the choice that must be made: resistance or humiliating... Read more






The Heartsong of Charging Elk
Written by James Welch
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49675-9 (0-385-49675-3)

From the award-winning author of the Native American classic Fools Crow, a richly crafted novel of cultural crossing that is a triumph of storytelling and the historical imagination.

Charging Elk, an Oglala Sioux, joins Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and journeys from the Black Hills of South Dakota to the back... Read more






Riding the Earthboy 40
Written by James Welch, Introduction by James Tate
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303439-1 (0-14-303439-1)

Now with an introduction from celebrated poet James Tate, Riding the Earthboy 40 is the only volume of poetry written by acclaimed Native American novelist James Welch. The title of the book refers to the forty acres of Montana land Welch?s father once leased from a Blackfeet family called Earthboy. This... Read more






Winter in the Blood
Written by James Welch, Introduction by Louise Erdrich
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2008
$15.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310522-0 (0-14-310522-1)

A contemporary classic from a major writer of the Native American renaissance, now adapted for film by Alex and Andrew Smith, starring Chaske Spencer and produced by Sherman Alexie

During his life, James Welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, Winter in the... Read more





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