This Town Sleeps

A Novel
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Author(s): Dennis E. Staples
Original Publish Date: Mar 03, 2020
Product Number: EB00792428
Released: Mar 03, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781640092853
Publisher: Counterpoint
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"Elegant and gritty, angry and funny. Staples's work is emotional without being sentimental. Dennis unmakes something in us, then remakes it, a quilt of characters that embody this town, this place, which sleeps but doesn't dream, or it is all a dream we want to wake up from with its characters." —Tommy Orange, author of There, There On an Ojibwe reservation called Languille Lake, within the small town of Geshig at the hub of the rez, two men enter into a secret romance. Marion Lafournier, a midtwenties gay Ojibwe man, begins a relationship with his former classmate Shannon, a heavily closeted white man. While Marion is far more open about his sexuality, neither is immune to the realities of the lives of gay men in small towns and closed societies. Then one night, while roaming the dark streets of Geshig, Marion unknowingly brings to life the spirit of a dog from beneath the elementary school playground. The mysterious revenant leads him to the grave of Kayden Kelliher, an Ojibwe basketball star who was murdered at the age of seventeen and whose presence still lingers in the memories of the townsfolk. While investigating the fallen hero's death, Marion discovers family connections and an old Ojibwe legend that may be the secret to unraveling the mystery he has found himself in. Set on a reservation in far northern Minnesota, This Town Sleeps explores the many ways history, culture, landscape, and lineage shape our lives, our understanding of the world we inhabit, and the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of it all.

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Author(s): Dennis E. Staples
Narrator(s): Kaipo Schwab
Product Number DD49161
Released: Mar 03, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684578757
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Author(s): Dennis E. Staples
Narrator(s): Kaipo Schwab
Product Number Z100156970
Released: Mar 03, 2020
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684578740

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