Always Coming Home Summary & Study Guide

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Part I

After a two-page introduction on the idea of future archeology, Le Guin launches into the single narrative thread of Always Coming Home - the life story of the Kesh woman known as Stone Telling. Her first name is North Owl and she begins by introducing the major influences in her life. These influences are her mother. Willow, her grandmother, Valiant, and her father, the Condorman, Kills. Stone Telling's story begins like most; she describes her home and how her family fits into the Keshian culture. Valiant is a weaver, yet the family has no sheep for wool, so Stone Telling's family is poor. She relates her earliest memories of her grandmother weaving and how cold the water is in the winter. The narrative continues in the same vein, discussing Stone Telling's childhood, which was normal for a Kesh child, yet did not make her feel a...

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