Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

The great Native American Novel of a battered veteran returning home to heal his mind and spirit More than thirty-five years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power. The Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition contains a new preface by the author and an introduction by Larry McMurtry. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

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The 2002nd greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (The College Board, an American not-for-profit organization)
  2. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction) by Leslie Marmon Silko Paperback 1986 Paperback 3107044 $19.99
Ceremony: (Penguin Orange Collection) Paperback 794931 $6.50 $3.50 2016
Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction Series) Paperback 45503 $7.71 $0.01 1986
Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 68256 2006
Ceremony Hardcover 545438 $74.26 $4.07 1977
Ceremony (Penguin Vitae) Hardcover 1091070 $30.00 2022
Ceremony Paperback 1420469 $6.43 $0.01
Ceremony Mass Market Paperback 4010916 $2.49 1978
Ceremony Mass Market Paperback 4631602 $92.52 $0.01 1978
Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 14234 $7.94 $1.49 2006
Ceremony Mass Market Paperback 1726212 $10.00 $4.98 1978
Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction Series) Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) Paperback 297381 $12.19 $5.41