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In , Dorris published A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, his first novel. The nonfiction The Broken Cord: A Family's Ongoing Struggle with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (), with a foreword by Erdrich, was groundbreaking in that it brought media attention to the debilitating syndrome that affected Dorris' first son, whom he adopted in ; Dorris. CliffsNotes on Dorris' A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) [Roby, William C.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. CliffsNotes on Dorris' A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides). A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Michael Dorris! Home; Literature Notes; A Yellow Raft in Blue Water; Christine; Table of Contents. All Subjects. Book Summary; About A Yellow Raft in Blue Water; Character List; Summary and Analysis; Rayona: Chapter 1; Rayona: Chapter 2; CliffsNotes study guides are written by real teachers and professors, so no. Elgin Rayona's black father and Christine's and Christine jointly agree that theirs is a better life apart from each other, although Rayona suffers from their choice. Aunt Ida Christine's legal mother and Rayona's lives on a Montana reservation and watches television most of the day.
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water begins in a hospital setting. Rayona, a fifteen-year-old teenager with long, frizzy hair, is visiting her mother, Christine, who claims to be sick. For the last two hours, Rayona and her mother have been playing solitaire; Rayona's mother cheats at the game, and Rayona lets her. The episode in which Rayona watches as Ellen DeMarco dives from the yellow raft further demonstrates that Rayona is living in a fantasy life, unwilling — perhaps unable — to face reality. Here, the image of Ellen, beautiful, graceful, and sure of herself, is coupled with the safety that the yellow raft symbolizes, but both Ellen and the. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Summary. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “A Yellow Raft in Blue Water” by Michael Dorris. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water is a novel by Michael Dorris that was first published in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.
A short summary of Michael Dorris's A Yellow Raft in Blue Water This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. Search all of SparkNotes Search. Every Book on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in a Quote from The Office. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for CliffsNotes on Dorris' A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) at . Book is in typical used-Good Condition. Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc). Will be a good Reading copy. CLIFFSNOTES ON DORRIS' A YELLOW RAFT IN BLUE WATER (CLIFFSNOTES LITERATURE GUIDES) By William. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water is a novel I won't soon forget. Set in Seattle and Montana, it tells the tale of three Native American women--Rayona, Christine and Ida--each in her own voice. They are related, a family, and their worlds intersect and tear apart, span out and braid back together, but it is not until the ending that the reader fully /5.