When Abel finishes his term, the government relocates him in Los Angeles, where he attacks a policeman while drunk and suffers a terrible beating.
Gerry Nanabush, if not the protagonist of Love Medicine then certainly the most dramatic character, makes a specialty of escaping from prison.
The change from lumpen to haut-bourgeois protagonist represents a shift in focus of the Indian novel from depicting ethnic experience of the tribal group to dealing with problems of personal identity of Indians who have lost or weakened their ties to their tribe because they live their lives primarily among whites.
In the earlier novels the authors were chiefly concerned with depicting the Indian ethnic experience, the texture of tribal life. Census Bureau reported that in 1980--the most pertinent date for the novels under discussion--31 percent of Indians had finished high school, 17 percent had attended college (8 percent graduated), and 28 percent were living below the poverty line.
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