ARROWS INTO THE SUN by Jonreed Lauritzen

ARROWS INTO THE SUN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An unusual blend in the story of a youth, Sigor, one quarter Indian, three quarters white, but thought a ""savage"", and ""Injun"", by the whites, and a Mormon girl, Hallie, a rebel in the ranks. The conflict is almost inevitable as the Navajo in the boy fights the thin veneer of civilization, and he is pulled now here, now there. He loves Hallie, feels her unattainable, but cannot accept the structure of society, even conditioned for him by a philosopher father -- and he flings away all chances for adjustment in either way of life by seeking to save first the Navajos from the whites -- then the whites from the Navajos. Not wholly convincing but a holding story and a new concept.

Publisher: Knopf