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Publisher's Summary

James Welch never shied away from depicting the lives of Native Americans damned by destiny and temperament to the margins of society. The Death of Jim Loney is no exception.

Jim Loney is a mixed-blood, of White and Indian parentage. Estranged from both communities, he lives a solitary, brooding existence in a small Montana town. His nights are filled with disturbing dreams that haunt his waking hours. Rhea, his lover, cannot console him; Kate, his sister, cannot penetrate his world. In sparse, moving prose, Welch has crafted a riveting tale of disenfranchisement and self-destruction.

©1979 James Welch (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"An undying story told with the austerity of Camus's The Stranger, of a wounded soul seeking to become whole." (Ivan Doig)

"The Death of Jim Loney is an American classic." (William Kittredge)

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Great book and performed well except….

The town of Havre in the book is pronounced Have Her, not Hay Ver. Other than that it was great.

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Second audio book by this author ruined by narrator mispronunciation

Loved the book but stopped listening when the narration ruined it for me. Will have to order paper to finish.