Mainstream Fiction
Southwest, Pueblo
Native American
Coming of Age

Also Young Adult


This is the story of a contemporary American Indian boy in crisis, covering a year of his life as he comes of age and resolves his life goals. We follow the maturing of Cloud, a troubled Pueblo teenager, as he makes a major passage of life. Living in the culturally-rich Pueblo tradition in northern New Mexico, Cloud’s choices become life and death decisions. The book also illuminates contemporary Pueblo life and culture from the Native point of view.

Detailed DescriptionSample Chapters: Ch.1 Introduction Ch.7 Pueblo Life Ch.8. Cloud's Vision