BookLife review for Reparation
Cunningham infuses convincing Native American atmosphere into this duel between malevolently inclined, returned-to-life shaman Gidgee Manitou and Aidan Little Boy. The fascinating presence of spiritual entities in everyday life enlivens the conflict, and historical and cultural asides flesh out the action. Aidan's commitment to genuine Native American culture provides a defining contrast to Manitou's self-consciously cynical manipulation of image and increasing quest for power. An interesting, captivating, and entertaining novel.