Indies Introduce


  • Calling for a Blanket Dance, Oscar Hokeah
    Algonquin Books, 9781643751474, July 26, 2022 (Fiction)

    “Far more than merely the story of family, this amazing novel uses words to evoke the power of being part of Tribe and the ‘medicine’ it can create. Hokeah writes from the depths of his peoples' history with a clear voice, imagining characters so beautifully formed that you may forget the book is fiction.”

    - Calvin Crosby, The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT

    Calling for a Blanket Dance is a lovingly rendered multi-generational novel about an Indigenous and Mexican American family wrestling with the legacies of racism and colonization in their fight to live with dignity and honor. A powerful debut!"

    Jhoanna Belfer, Bel Canto Books, Long Beach, CA

    “Hokeah tells a memorable, expressive story that is at times difficult but ultimately redemptive. The lasting impression of this book is largely due to his portrayals of the importance of family and community as Ever navigates life.”

    Destinee Hodge, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC

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