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IVON BLUM. Code Talker

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IVON BLUM. Code Talker. Outskirts Press. Trade paperback, 252 pages, $18.95, outskirtspress.com.

A noble inquiry into survival and belonging, Navajo Code Talker and U.S. Marine, Talking Boy, lies wounded and alone as the WWII fight for Iwo Jima explodes all around. Pain drives him to discover why Vargas, his own bodyguard, tries to kill him. He faces Vargas’ revenge and unravels the mystery of family hatred. In the end he discovers the secret that drives him and all other Navajo Code Talkers to war.