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Runner in the Sun

D'Arcy McNickle
Illustrated by Allan Houser

First published in 1954 and long out of print, this novel of pre-Hispanic Indian life in the Southwest combines the authenticity of an anthropological report with the suspense of a mystery novel. The author, best known as an anthropologist during his lifetime, is now recognized as a major Native American novelist. Hitherto virtually unknown, Runner in the Sun is sure to take its place next to McNickle's The Surrounded, also available from UNM Press, as a classic of Native American fiction.


". . . a unique perspective . . . told in a simple, almost oral style . . . with a genuine reverence for the Native American culture and heritage."



5.5 x 8.25 in. 264 pages 20 drawings, 1 maps