A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Lib/E (Compact Disc)
Secrets, lies, and betrayal as well as deep love is at the heart of Yellow Raft in Blue water. Three generations of women, Rayona, the half black daughter of rebellious Christine and Aunt Ida the woman who raised Christine as her own, come together in kinship on a dusty Indian reservation in Montana. Each woman has a distinct section in this novel to tell her story– Rayona, 15, trying to figure out who she is and where she belongs, Christina– who fiercely loves her daughter, yet abandons her, and then there is “Aunt” Ida who raised Christine as her own, and has her own tightly held secret.— Lyn
Michael Dorris' contemporary classic novel is a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship. Starting at the present day and moving back in time, the novel is told in the voices of three women: fifteen-year-old part-black Rayona, searching for a way to find herself; her American Indian mother, Christine, consumed by tenderness and resentment toward those she loves; and the fierce and mysterious Ida, mother and grandmother, whose haunting secrets, betrayals, and dreams echo through the years, braiding together the strands of the shared past-and their future.