|Statement||James Welch ; introduction by Jim Harrison.|
|LC Classifications||PS3573.E44 D44 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 158 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||158|
|LC Control Number||2007039992|
The Death of Jim Loney is darker from the getgo, unalleviated in its search. Jim always insisted that the novel was in fact positive, the narrator taking charge, finally, of his life and fate within an Indian context. Readers seem gradually to be able to perceive this.5/5(3). Death of Jim Loney book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Book Review: The Death of Jim Loney by James Welch () By No More Workhorse on Septem • (2 Comments) Set in a small town in Montana, this is an excellent portrayal of Jim Loney’s self-destruction. Now I’m not one for the “troubled macho man who has to be alone” stuff. The Death of Jim Loney. Jim Loney is a half-breed, of white and Indian parentage. He is thirty-five years old and lives in a small Montana town. He is gently going mad. Estranged from both his community and his Indian roots, Loney drinks cheap wine alone at night, trying to discover the origins of his despair.4/5(1).
The Death of Jim Loney, as a book, explores that idea. It gives us insight into the man who is Jim and takes us down that dark path right along with him. I've been of fan of James Welch's writing for a few years now.4/5(17). The theme and setting of Welch’s second novel, The Death of Jim Loney, are similar to those of his first. Loney is a thirty-five-year-old half-breed living in Harlem, a small Montana town near the reservation. The differences between Loney and the narrator of Winter in the Blood, however, are considerable. over. The Death of Jim Loney is a pessimistic extension of Welch’s first novel, Winter in the Blood, a book similar in its obsession with a familial past. In Jim Loney, Welch has taken the narrator of Winter in the Blood as far as he can up a dead-end street. We know what is at The Death of Jim Loney is a story about Jim Loney, a poor drunk, half-breed, of white and Indian parentage, who is trying to find where his life went wrong. Was it his mother that left him and his sister when they were children, or their father who disowned them nine years later? Or is it the gradual decay of his reason to exist?4/5(14).