The Grass Dancer

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Susan Power's debut novel, The Grass Dancer, presents an interconnected stories that begin in 1981 and range back to 1864, each of which narrates diverse tapestry of the Sioux as figures in history, as modern and contemporary Indians, and as, most importantly, humans. In these deftly, gracefully woven stories, readers are invited to the everyday lives as well as spiritual worlds of the Sioux. 

Susan Power (an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan) received an A.B. from Harvard/Radcliffe, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her short fiction has been published in Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Voice Literary Supplement, Ploughshares, Story, and The Best American Short Stories 1993.