Barbara Kingsolver first story in her only volume of short fiction set the spectrum of values for her entire career. It deals with place and family, their sense of belonging, and the history of her Cherokee ancestors. Central to the plot is the issue of identity formation in the conflict between her people and the dominant culture. The commercialization of Native culture has created a artificial picture of the tragic reality of the removal of this society from their ancient lands.

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