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Lyrical, prizewinning novelist (The Beet Queen); 35. Half Chippewa. Married to writer Michael Dorris; six children. "I would to be shaped by the risks I've taken. I Know that's going to include wrinkles, and I hope that the way one appears to others is shaped by all of the edges you have come to in your life and, most of all, by the other faces you have looked into with love."