The Man to Send Rain Clouds by Leslie Marmon Silko

Overview
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Title: The Mand to Send Rain Clouds
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
In: The Mammoth Book of Westerns (Jon E. Lewis)
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Westerns
Dates read: 12th November 2020
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 2013
5th sentence, 74th page: He left the room and came back wearing a long brown overcoat.

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Synopsis

This is an interesting short story which highlights the different funeral rites and farewells.

Thoughts

I loved how this story investigated different funeral rites, particularly those within the different cultures often represented in westerns. Since westerns normally focus on the First Settlers (or whatever you call them), it was nice to see the focus shift to something other than the Christian practices.

I love that this story bypasses the Christian rites that I was expecting. And highlights that there’s other practices out there. It was fun and one of the westerns that I’ve enjoyed more so than many other short stories in the The Mammoth Book of Westerns collection.

This was fun and a lot more inclusive than many of the other westerns that I’ve read. I’d definitely read this story again.

<- C. B. & Q.The Waterfowl Tree ->

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