Thursday, September 07, 2017

What is Gerald Elias reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Gerald Elias, author of Spring Break.

His entry begins:
I just finished reading Ishi: In Two Worlds. A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America, by Theodora Kroeber. Though the term "wild Indian" is no longer part of our cultural jargon, the book is a sensitive, compassionate, and deeply insightful account of Ishi, who was indeed the very last Native American untouched by western civilization, whose Yana tribe had survived by its traditional, thousands-of-years-old ways. That is, until he emerged from the deep forest of the California mountains, his tribe driven into extinction, desperate and starving as all his resources had been cut off by whites, into the bustling world of early 20th century commerce and technology. With Ishi’s death in 1914...[read on]
About Spring Break, from the publisher:
Reclusive, blind violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus is about to become enmeshed in a culture of sexual harassment and its cover-up at the highest levels. When a faculty member dies of natural causes, only the curious behaviour of a violin student at Jacobus's master class is an indication to him that something may be terribly amiss.
Learn more about the book and author at Gerald Elias's website.

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