The Woman Who Owned the Shadows

The Woman Who Owned the Shadows Review

The first novel about a Native American woman by a Native American woman in fifty years, this mesmerizing work tells the story of Ephanie, a half-breed who seeks herself through her roots. "An absorbing...fascinating world is created...not only is it...

Title:The Woman Who Owned the Shadows
Edition Language:English

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    The Woman Who Owned the Shadows Reviews

  • Lynn Wilson

    This book is difficult to describe, as it's written in a very interiorized, circular fashion. My sense is we'll each relate to it differently. We're inside the central character's mind, and at times i...

  • Andy

    This book was not always enjoyable, but I did think it was a powerful portrait of the struggles of Native Americans. Between those who view Native Americans as savages and those that view them as nobl...

  • Caleb Tankersley

    The novel is important in a literary context (first NA novel to feature a queer protagonist), but it's not exactly an enjoyable read. Parts of it are nice, but the stream of consciousness style wears ...

  • Heather Godeaux

    This is perhaps one of the most unpleasant books I have ever read. I am delighted to be through with it. ...

  • David

    Been meaning to read this classic novel forever, finally got around to it. Not exactly a fun read, but it was powerful, and I'm glad that I read it. I was surprised to see that 12 years after it was p...

  • Juanita

    Review: The Woman Who Owned The Shadows by Paula Gunn Allen.This is a book about a contemporary American Indian woman named Ephanie Atencio. The poetic writing style captivated me from page one. Yet, ...

  • Clara Sophia

    It's hard to read but it captured so well to me the process of slowly uncovering important truths about oneself and even more slowly remaking oneself. It balances really well between vivid description...

  • Calista

    I whole-heartedly agree with the review below by Lynn Wilson, and would add that it was somewhat difficult to read for the same reasons it is difficult to describe, but overall I think it was worth th...

  • Hannah Marie

    Having finished the book, I am really drawn to reading more of her work- however, I did feel that some aspects of the plot felt unresolved (and not in a good way, in a way that left me unsatisfied). ...

  • Ryan Mishap

    Great myth re-creating, though it is hard to read....