Books by W.S. Penn

FEATHERING CUSTER by W.S. Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2001

"Penn has emerged as an important presence on the Native American literary front, and this collection does a generally good job of showing why that should be so."
A mixed bag of essays by the Nez Perce writer on Native American literature, academic life, and other intellectual topics. Read full book review >
ALL MY SINS ARE RELATIVES by W.S. Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

"Insightful and elegantly written. (11 photos, not seen)"
A frighteningly perceptive look at the essential dilemmas of mixbloods, academics, and writers from an insider on all counts. Read full book review >
THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS by W.S. Penn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A tender, compelling coming-of-age saga, with youthful alienation and family pride represented in a delicate, often uproarious combination."
A Bildungsroman filtered through Native American sensibilities serves as Penn's first novel as he follows his young hero from Hopiland to L.A.—all on a search for love, self, and understanding, complicated by a fragmented family beset by tragedy. Read full book review >