SHORTLISTED FOR THREE NATIONAL AWARDS In this compulsive novel that marries the spirit stories of Louise Erdrich (The Round House) with the fantasy tinged realism of Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and the moving intimacy of Leslie Marimon Silko’s Ceremony, a short vacation turns into a sinister game to save a sister. "Whatever is dangerous, let me do it...I am supposed to die." The words from an ancient warrior's song ring through the centuries to find Aidan Little Boy, a Lakota Sioux man intent on rescuing his sister from a religious cult. When Aidan Little Boy visits his sister at her church’s South Dakota headquarters, he hopes the minister’s reputation as a faith healer is real. But Gidgee Manitou is something far more powerful...and more dangerous. As the Reparation ceremony draws near, secrets long buried rise to the surface like souls plucked from their graves. The ghosts of warriors past chant the sacred Tokala song, telling Aidan that in this battle, lives must be lost to save the innocents. A profoundly moving story sparked with wisdom akin to that found in Black Elk’s Black Elk Speaks, Reparation is both a gripping page-turner and an emotionally charged journey through the brittle first tendrils of love into the power--and destructive capabilities--of love in its many forms.