N. Scott Momaday is a novelist, a poet, and a painter. Among the awards he has received for writing are the Pulitzer Prize and the Premio Letterario Internazionale "Mondello." He is Regent's Professor of English at the University of Arizona, and he lives in Tucson with his wife and daughter.
"Dazzling....Momaday [is] an important voice in American letters."
-- Los Angeles Times
"Superb." -- New York Times Book Review
"Authentic and powerful...Anyone who picks up this novel and reads the first paragraph will be hard pressed to put it down." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Both a masterpiece about the universal human condition and a masterpiece of Native American literature. . . . A beautiful artistic object, a book everyone should read for the joy and emotion of the language it contains." -- The Paris Review
"A beautiful and moving tale. Intricately conceived...executed with easy lyricism. Mr. Momaday's performance is brilliant." -- Publishers Weekly
"A new romanticism, with a reverence for the land, a transcendent optimism, and a sense of mythic wholeness...Push[es] the secular mode of modern fiction into the sacred mode, a faith and recognition in the power of the world." -- American Literature
"Mr. Momaday has a superb sense of imagery....There is a rich treasury of Pueblo Indian lore on almost every page." -- Baltimore Sun
"A tragic story...one of considerable power and beauty." -- The Nation