Quiet Until the Thaw Summary
Fuller, Alexandra

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Alexandra Fuller’s Quiet Until the Thaw is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of four generations of Lakota Oglala Sioux Natives’ experiences living in twentieth- and twenty-first century South Dakota. A third-person omniscient narrator describes their varying perspectives and identities by telling the stories of their lives, which reveal the different ways these Oglala Lakota characters engage with their traditional culture and the consequences of those decisions. These consequences include fatal emotions of fear and rage, which are contrasted by the life-giving powers of wisdom and love. The novel deals with themes of fear, tension, time, and the life cycle.

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