These novels face head-on the reality of the American Indian, perhaps the last great taboo in American culture. After all of the flag-waving, the wars to protect the Land of the Free, and interventions around the world in the name of democracy, how do Americans admit, even today, that America was not discovered by Columbus and not courageously cultivated by white Anglo-Saxons? The land was invaded and a people destroyed, all in the name of religion, political freedom, and money. Against a background of New Mexico that transcends regional space, Eastlake explores race, greed, and tradition, evoking stereotypes for the sake of exploding them and laying bare an American reality that is a strange mix of pop culture, zany humor, biting satire, and a deep-seated respect for and love of the land.From his high mountain road he looked down at the bright red country below, at the incarnadined earth interset with jewels of ... From his high mountain road, red too, his eye could not separate the red adobe-built northern New Mexico town of ... Lemaitre got back in his cara a powder-blue Chrysler Imperial pulling a regal, air-conditioned horse van done in quiet ... over everyone, as if a fuse had been lit.
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