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Rush of Shadows

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A vividly imagined historical drama of racial tension on America’s last frontier.

Bell examines the ugly clash between civilizations on the American frontier through an artistic, lyrical prism

Willful ignorance and cruelty, terror and desperation were common in that time, but there were moments too of nobility and compassion, ingenuity and forgiveness, qualities which might have prevailed if certain things had been different.

In recent years, Native American studies programs have been enriched by revised histories of America’s indigenous peoples, which shift away from the paradigm of nineteenth-century westward expansion and “discovery” myths. Bell’s debut novel is a thoughtful, historically accurate fictional addition to this evolving perspective.

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