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By Louis Owens

Bone video game is a homicide secret on a grand scale. Cole McCurtain, a mixed-blood Indian professor of Indian reviews at Santa Cruz, California, is haunted via desires relationship again to occasions of Spanish California. photographs of a Spanish priest murdered in 1812, a rearing grizzly endure, and a black-and-white painted Indian who bargains bones in his prolonged arms come at a time whilst dismembered items of a tender lady are washing ashore in 1993. The desires turn into more and more pressing because the murders develop into extra widespread, and Cole’s friends and family assemble to help-including Choctaw family members who commute west from Mississippi simply because "this story’s so mammoth, Cole sees just a bit of it."  

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He stood up, letting the bobbin dangle from the vise, and opened the refrigerator. The motion of the door sent grizzly neck hackle, blue dun, and green-black peacock herl floating across the table. He watched a downy film settle in the Page 36 half-filled shot glass. At times, he felt that if he could tie a new pattern something substantial and significant would change in his life. Each time in the last months, he'd get out the blue dun, the lovely golden pheasant tippets, the deer and elk hair, moose mane, turkey quill, hare's mask, squirrel's tail, calf's hair, gold wire, and colorful dubbing, spreading it all out in a gossamer storm across the table.

Owls attack me and ghosts taint my dreams. I am guilty of sins I cannot fathom, and my life has tumbled like a scree slope. Nightmares paint themselves and seek me out. I teach amidst madness. "Sit down, Robert. I hope you didn't stay up all night doing these. " He took the tests and laid them on top of the four-inch clutter of papers covering his desk, noticing two unopened envelopes from the dean's office as he did so. He shoved the pile a few inches toward a filing cabinet at one end of the desk and uncovered part of a computer keyboard he had not seen for weeks.

Six Late that afternoon Cole was in his kitchen, tying grizzly hackle on a number-sixteen Black River mosquito. His head ached, and he squinted through the drugstore glasses. To one side was a small plastic box with a dozen identical flies. It was a dark variation he'd invented for the Black, a beautiful stream that divided the White Mountain Apache and San Carlos Apache reservations in Arizona. Below the Blue River, the Black River flowed through the White Mountains, down toward the yellow sandstone of Cibecue and the Salt Page 34 River.

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