Badlands is a love story set in the awe-inspiring landscape of the Wounded Knee Reservation in South Dakota. The narrator, a young Englishwoman, discovers her own history of abuse, as she plunges into the poignant destinies of the Lakota people. She forms a passionate bond with an adolescent Sioux girl and her charismatic father, Blackfoot. An intoxicating love emerges between them that transcends politics and destiny.
“Badlands is a very strong, very intelligent.” —Joyce Carol Oates, Writer
Melinda Camber Porter reads from Badlands: