Shell Shaker (Paperback)

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Shell Shaker (Paperback)


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Fiction. Native American Studies. Red Shoes, the most formidable Choctaw warrior of the eighteenth century, was assassinated by his own people. Why does his death haunt Auda Billy, an Oklahoma Choctaw woman accused in 1991 of murdering Choctaw Chief Redford McAlester? Moving between the known details of Red Shoes' life and the riddle of McAlester's death, this novel traces the history of the Billy women whose destiny it is to solve both murders--with the help of a powerful spirit known as the Shell Shaker.

LeAnne Howe has done it. SHELL SHAKER is an elegant, powerful and knock out story. I'm blown away.--Joy Harjo.
An enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Howe is an author, playwright, and scholar. Her first novel, Shell Shaker, earned her a 2002 American Book Award and a Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year in Creative Prose Award. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Illinois, Champaigne-Urbana.

Product Details ISBN: 9781879960619
ISBN-10: 1879960613
Publisher: Aunt Lute Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2001
Pages: 227
Language: English