Laughing Boy Author:Oliver La Farge The famed Pulitzer Prize winning novel that became an American classic! — Laughing Boy is a love story haunting in its poignancy, a drama of a native American culture struggling to survive amid the corruptions of an alien civilization. Above all, the story of Laughing Boy and Slim Girl penetrates as has no other novel to the very core of the Ind... more »ian psyche and life style, a portrayal that reveals a passionate but gentle, saveage but sympathetic world of thought and feeling. Set in the untamed Navajo country of the great Southwest, Laughing Boy is a timeless American classic.
"To choose Navajo Indians as your material, to exclude the white man, save as the merest accidental accessory, to depend wholly on a young Navajo lover and his mate -- and to bring it off -- is a most uncommon feat...a daring experiment, triumphantly successful" - Owen Wister, author of The Virginian« less
While I enjoyed this book, I was a tad disappointed. It was a Pulitzer Prize winner and I expected more than it wss (in my opinion). Anybody curious about it won't be sorry they read it, but may wonder (as I did) why it won the Pulitzer.