When: Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1:00 p.m., Writing Relations: Authenticity in Native Literature, at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, Multi-Use Rehearsal North (193A), 1601 University Blvd., at South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota.
Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11:00 a.m., Keeping Seeds, Restoring Gardens, Writing Culture, at McCrory Gardens’ Great Hall, 631 22nd Ave., at South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota.
For the full South Dakota Book Festival schedule go here.
In Dance of the Returned, the disappearance of a young Choctaw leads Detective Monique Blue Hawk to investigate a little-known ceremonial dance. As she traces the steps of the missing man, she discovers that the seemingly innocuous Renewal Dance is not what it appears to be. After Monique embarks on a journey that she never thought possible, she learns that the past and future can converge to offer endless possibilities for the present. She must also accept her own destiny of violence and peacekeeping.