Untouched by nostalgia or baby-boomer sentimentality, these poems offer a searing, visceral look at the narrator's attempts to find hints of coherence within a violent world unexplained by his inherited Christianity or his family's patriotism.
"This beautiful collection of poetry is a powerful work of conscience, a telling of 'the truest stories ever told' about how injustice wounds-and how those who survive can learn the secrets of dreaming the world anew. Mary Oishi has given us the perfect book for this moment in history."-Demetria Martinez, author of Mother Tongue and Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana
From the small neighborhoods of Comanche Tribal Housing like Madischie comes a hell-bent young crew of Comanche, Arapahoe, and Kiowa toughs led by a young Comanche named Velroy. Sy Hoahwah tells their story.