The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories - Study Guide Moonwalk by Susan Power Summary & Analysis

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Moonwalk is the story of Margaret Many Wounds, a Native American woman, who is dying, and her relationships with her daughters, Evie and Lydia. Lydia has always been the "beautiful" one, and when Margaret tells Evie on her deathbed that she was always her favorite, Evie thinks that she has misunderstood. As she is dying, Margaret sees many visitors around her bed, and starts to tell them the story of her life - of Charles Bad Holy MacLeod, who she was in love with and married but who died, and later Dr. Sakuma, a visiting physician who fathers her children. The girls are stunned to learn that their father was not Native American as they had always been told. Later, everyone is watching the moon landing and Harley, Margaret's grandson, watches even though his grandmother has died. As he watches, he...

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