Blackening Song

Blackening Song

Book - 1995 | 1st ed.
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Black"ening Song" is the debut of Navajo FBI agent Ella Clah, who returns to the reservation to investigate the murder of her father, a minister. The ritual nature of the killing makes Ella's brother, a medicine man, the prime suspect. Without cooperation from the tribe, the FBI, or the local police, Ella must plumb the depths of the struggle between traditionalist and modernist forces among the Navajo to find her father's murderer.
Publisher: New York : FORGE, 1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312856526
Characteristics: 380 p.
Additional Contributors: Thurlo, David


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Apr 19, 2018

A number of portions dragged out due to spending far too much time explaining the Navajo belief system that impacted the conversations of the characters, increasingly in the last third of the book.

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