Yellow Woman Background

Yellow Woman Background

Yellow Woman is a 1993 book by Leslie Marmon Silko inspired by traditional Native American tales. It was published by the Rutgers University Press and praised for its psychological exploration of a single woman.

Yellow Woman tells the story of titular character (unnamed) who represents the essence of universal female traits: sensuality, bravery, and isolation. Over the course of the novel, the Yellow Woman recounts tales that she has heard, weaving them in and out of her own narrative. She leaves her past identity, her stable family roles, behind as she traverses the line between fiction and reality.

Yellow Woman is a haunting tale of a woman who dares to defy traditional boundaries. It was critically well-received, and is one of Silko's more prominent works.

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