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At once tragic and up-lifting, Heartsong tells the story of an Oglala Sioux who travels the extraordinary geographical and cultural distance from tribal life in South Dakota to surviving by his wits on the streets of Marseilles.
Marooned after a horse-riding accident, Charging Elk struggles for survival in an alien world. Scared, disoriented and hamstrung by bureaucratic red tape, he becomes embroiled in a shocking murder and love affair that will change his life - beyond his wildest imaginings.
Welch has produced a haunting epic of culture shock, discovery and personal redemption.
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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 130 x 198mm | 400g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 184195229X
  • 9781841952291

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Epic in every sense of the word. . . moving, compelling and truly a triumph of the imagination. * * The Scotsman * * Utterly engrossing. * * The List * * A literary milestone . . . a stirring tale of a man's triumph over circumstances, a gripping story of solid literary merit and surprising emotional clout. * * Publisher's Weekly * *
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About James Welch

Native American James Welch is the author of four previous novels, including Fools Crow (1986) which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. He lives in Montana.
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