The Ancient Child
The Ancient Child by M. Scott Momaday One paragraph in Momaday’s book, seems to me, to describe our area of the American Southwest more than any other piece of literature. I was lucky enough to hear Momaday present this book at Ft. Lewis some years back when it was a new release. Momaday told the audience that while he was writing in Amherst, Massachusetts he would, often for a break, visit the Emily Dickinson museum. One of Emily
Dickinson’s dresses on display is a long white dress with the third button down missing. The main character in this book is Grey who when she goes into trances will be wearing a long white dress with the third button down missing.