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Quiet Until the Thaw - A Novel

Alexandra Fuller

The debut novel from the bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come. Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger toward the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to tribal divisions and infighting, the cousins go in separate directions: Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence. Years pass, and as You Choose serves time in prison, Rick finds himself raising twin baby boys orphaned at birth in his meadow. As the twins mature from infants to young men, Rick immerses the boys in their ancestry, telling wonderful and terrible tales of how the whole world came to be and affirming their place in the universe as the result of all who have come before and will come behind. But when You Choose returns to the reservation after three decades behind bars, his anger manifests, forever disrupting the lives of Rick and the boys. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected.

The debut novel from the bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come. Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger toward the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to tribal divisions and infighting, the cousins go in separate directions: Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence. Years pass, and as You Choose serves time in prison, Rick finds himself raising twin baby boys orphaned at birth in his meadow. As the twins mature from infants to young men, Rick immerses the boys in their ancestry, telling wonderful and terrible tales of how the whole world came to be and affirming their place in the universe as the result of all who have come before and will come behind. But when You Choose returns to the reservation after three decades behind bars, his anger manifests, forever disrupting the lives of Rick and the boys. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected.
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The debut novel from the bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come. Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger toward the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to tribal divisions and infighting, the cousins go in separate directions: Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence. Years pass, and as You Choose serves time in prison, Rick finds himself raising twin baby boys orphaned at birth in his meadow. As the twins mature from infants to young men, Rick immerses the boys in their ancestry, telling wonderful and terrible tales of how the whole world came to be and affirming their place in the universe as the result of all who have come before and will come behind. But when You Choose returns to the reservation after three decades behind bars, his anger manifests, forever disrupting the lives of Rick and the boys. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alma Cuervo

Length:

4h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:33