A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. (Audiobooks: Fiction).Michael Dorris Michael Anthony Dorris (January 30, 1945 - April 11, 1997) was a prominent Native American novelist and scholar. His most famous works include the non-fiction The Broken Cord and the novel A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. He was married to author Louise Erdrich. . 1987/2003. Read by Barbara Rosenblat. 12 cds. 14.75 hrs. Audio Bookshelf. 1-883332-96-6. $84.95. Vinyl; plot, reader notes.
Dorris' first novel is an involving and insightful look at three generations of a family, told by a daughter, mother, and grandmother. It begins with 15-year-old Rayona, the daughter of an Indian mother and a black father. Rayona is dealing with her mother's illness and subsequent abandonment; her mother Christine tells the story of her own adolescence adolescence, time of life from onset of puberty to full adulthood. The exact period of adolescence, which varies from person to person, falls approximately between the ages 12 and 20 and encompasses both physiological and psychological changes. and relationships with the brother she adored a·dore
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3. and her difficult mother; and Ida, Christine's mother, reveals the secrets of her past that have shaped the lives of her family.
Rosenblat's narration is extraordinary as she creates and maintains separate and distinct voices for the three women, in each case capturing the personality, life experiences, and age. Her notable narration as Ida conveys the intonation intonation
In phonetics, the melodic pattern of an utterance. Intonation is primarily a matter of variation in the pitch level of the voice (see tone), but in languages such as English, stress and rhythm are also involved. and accent of a person for whom English is a second language. There is some strong language here, which may not be appropriate for all students. That caveat aside, students will identify strongly with Rayona and with her mother and grandmother as each tells about her own growing up. An excellent choice for all collections. Melody A. Moxley Admin. Svcs. Mgr.. Rowan rowan
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