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- Gerald Vizenor (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Gerald Vizenor (American Indians (Ready Reference series))
- Gerald Vizenor (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Gerald Vizenor (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Gerald R. Vizenor
- First Published: 1993
- Type of Plot: Parody
- Time of Work: The late twentieth century
- Setting: Point Assinika, an imaginary island nation
- Characters: Stone Columbus, Pellegrine Treves, The wiindigoo
- Genres: Short fiction, Parody
- Subjects: Twentieth century, World War II, Native Americans or American Indians, Jews or Jewish life, Islands, Holocaust, Jewish, Nuclear warfare or weapons, Propaganda
- Locales: Islands, Point Assinika (mythic)
In the opening scene, Stone Columbus and other residents of the new sovereign nation, Point Assinika, wait at the marina for the floatplane carrying Pellegrine Treves, bearer of the moccasins worn by Felipa Flowers when she was murdered. Treves is also transporting the purported remains of the long-dead Algonquian princess, Pocahontas, to be interred alongside the remains of Felipa Flowers.
Treves’s arrival initiates a series of unusual scenes, during which details of the murder are disclosed. Treves also reveals that federal agents (presumably of the United...
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