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Released: 2012-10-02

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Round House, The: A Novel by Louise Erdrich


One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a lady dwelling on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are gradual to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, both to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and 13-yr-outdated son, Joe. In sooner or later, Joe's lifestyles is irrevocably remodeled. He tries to heal his mother, but she won’t go away her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly on my own, Joe finds himself thrust in advance into an grownup world for which he is sick ready.

While his father, who’s a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a scenario that defies his efforts, Joe becomes annoyed with the reliable investigation and sets out together with his trusted pals, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round Home, a sacred house and situation of worship for the Ojibwe. And that is only the start.

Written with simple urgency, and illuminating the harsh realities of recent life in a neighborhood the place Ojibwe and white reside uneasily together, The Round Home is a smart and enjoyable novel, a masterpiece of literary fiction. Louise Erdrich embraces tragedy, the comic, a spirit world very so much current in the lives of her all-too-human characters, and a story of injustice that is, sadly, an authentic reflection of what occurs in our own world today.

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Likely to be dubbed the Native American To Kill a Mockingbird, Louise Erdrich’s moving, complex, and quite uplifting new novel tells of a boy’s coming of age within the wake of a brutal, racist assault on his mother. Drawn from actual-life facts about racially inspired assaults on our united states of america’s reservations, this story is forceful but never preachy, thanks in large part to Erdrich’s understated but wonderful prose and her obvious belief in the redemptive power of storytelling. —Sara Nelson

e-Book Details

Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Harper Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 336

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