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Winter Counts: A Novel (original 2020; edição 2020)

por David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Autor)

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Título:Winter Counts: A Novel
Autores:David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Autor)
Informação:Ecco (2020), 336 pages
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Winter Counts por David Heska Wanbli Weiden (2020)

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An intense, compelling, fascinating read. The stakes are so high from minute one, and the issues about drug trafficking, jurisdictional issues with justice, and the complications of finances on reservations are made abundantly clear without coming across as patronizing or particularly pain-porn in tone. I had a hard time putting this down, especially in the last third, and my heart was racing the entire time! Definitely recommend for folks wanting to read more books by Native authors—I think it’s deeply approachable, and grabs you in the opening chapter and doesn’t let up the whole time! ( )
  aijmiller | Sep 8, 2021 |
A generic crime noir plot distinguishes itself by being set on the Rosebud reservation of the Sicangu Lakota. Virgil Wounded Horse is a broke and always down-on-his-luck vigilante for hire in a place where law enforcement does not always deliver justice as criminals fall into the cracks between tribal and federal jurisdictions. He's hired to look into/run off some new drug dealers in the area, but the case becomes personal when a relative falls victim to their fentanyl-laced heroin.

Virgil is not much of an investigator; his toolbox is limited to slowly meandering around asking, "Have you seen this guy?" and clumsily breaking into places that rarely yield any clues. But even as he blunders through the case it is heartening to see him slowly rebuild his life by re-establishing and deepening connections with family, community, and his cast-aside spirituality. ( )
  villemezbrown | Aug 31, 2021 |
i'm not sure this quite qualifies as a mystery or a thriller or even just a novel either, but whatever it is, it is very very very well done. he writes well, he tells a good and engaging story, he has full and interesting characters, and he has a larger point that he's making. it's really everything that i look for in a book. it's not perfect, and there are a few instances where the writing wasn't as good or he stumbled just a tad, but in general, this is quite impressive, especially for a first book.

he manages to weave so much information about native history and lakota heritage, while not feeling like he's giving you a lecture or taking away from the story. he gives you this information in narration, in dialogue, in ceremony, in a book someone's read, in so many different ways. so it never feels like too much or is distracting. it's quite something.

i love that this is about the plot - can virgil stop heroin from coming into the rez, is nathan being set up or is he dealing pills - but it's even more about how virgil comes back into his native identity and heritage (and about lakota traditions more generally). the naming ceremony at the end for virgil and nathan made me cry.

there are many reasons that this book works so well, and many ways this book can appeal to different kinds of readers. a pretty tremendous first book. a real feat. ( )
  overlycriticalelisa | Aug 18, 2021 |
Lakota Country Noir
Review of the HarperAudio audiobook edition, released simultaneously with the Ecco hardcover (August 2020)

Winter Counts is the first novel from David Weiden of the Sicangu Lakota, and it takes place in a fictionalized version of the Sicangu Rosebud Reservation located in South Dakota. The title comes the Lakota calendar system of winter counts where the dramatic events of each year are represented pictorially.

Although the overall story is fictionalized, author Weiden does stress in his Afterword that the issues of the lack of Federal enforcement for sexual assaults and abuse and the consequent need for tribal enforcers to mete out some level of punishment is a real one. So the vigilante profession of the protagonist Virgil Wounded Horse is drawn from a real life basis.

Weiden does an excellent job of making our enforcer Virgil out as a sympathetic character which one would not initially expect. He is the uncle of his nephew Nathan who has substance abuse issues that become progressively worse as the story unfolds, to the point where Virgil sets out to shut down the opiate drug trade in Rosebud which originates from gangs in Denver. There are several characters involved and some of them prove to be too good to be true as betrayals and twist discoveries appear.

There is also a considerable amount of Lakota history which is covered in the occasional digression that Weiden has carefully spread throughout, so the book also has the benefit of providing a good dose of non-fiction information. This includes information on the Six Grandfathers (now known as Mt. Rushmore) and a fun sidetrip to Carhenge in Nebraska.

The narration by Darrell Dennis in all voices was excellent. I hope that I'll see the return of Virgil Wounded Horse in further stories.

I listened to Winter Counts thanks to the Audible Daily Deal on February 8, 2021. ( )
  alanteder | Aug 17, 2021 |
This was my September 2020 Book of the Month selection.
Another entry to the list of books with insane 3rd acts, which I should have expected since this is a crime/mystery/thriller. I don't read too much of this genre, but I really enjoyed Winter Counts ! Lakota culture and traditions are beautifully represented and contrasted with life on the Rosebud Reservation, and I appreciated the various Lakota words throughout. Also Indigenous cuisine sounds delicious ( )
  madelinemar | Aug 16, 2021 |
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