Fiction Louise Erdrich The Plague of Doves

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The Plague of Doves

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9780061562754: The Plague of Doves

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves--the first part of a loose trilogy that includes the National Book Award-winning The Round House and LaRose--is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and a nearby Native American reservation.

Though generations have passed, the town of Pluto continues to be haunted by the murder of a farm family. Evelina Harp--part Ojibwe, part white--is an ambitious young girl whose grandfather, a repository of family and tribal history, harbors knowledge of the violent past. And Judge Antone Bazil Coutts, who bears witness, understands the weight of historical injustice better than anyone. Through the distinct and winning voices of three unforgettable narrators, the collective stories of two interwoven communities ultimately come together to reveal a final wrenching truth.

Bestselling author Louise Erdrich delves into the fraught waters of historical injustice and the impact of secrets kept too long.

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A beautiful, compelling, utterly original new novel from one of the most important American writers of our time, and winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, 2012

Pluto, North Dakota, is a town on the verge of extinction. Here, everybody is connected – by love or friendship, by blood, and, most importantly, by the burden of a shared history.

Growing up on the reservation is Evelina Harp, witty and ambitious, and prone to falling hopelessly in love. Listening to her grandfather's tales, she learns of a horrific crime that has marked both Ojibwe and whites. Nobody understands it better than Judge Antone Bazil Coutts, who keeps watch over Pluto's inhabitants and recounts their lives with compassion and rare insight.

Louise Erdrich's sense of the comic and the tragic sweeps readers along to the surprising conclusion of this stunning novel, a portrait of the complex allegiances, passions and drama of a haunting land and its all-too-human people.

Review:

"Mesmerizing. Erdrich ...communicate[s] the complexity and the mystery of human relationships." -- Booklist (starred review)

"A lush, multilayered book.The magic lies in the details of Erdrich's ever-replenishing mythology." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Erdrich is in top form here..." -- Time Out New York

"[Erdrich's] accomplishment in these pages is Tolstoy-like: to render human particularity so meticulously and with such fierce passion as to convey the great, glittering movement of time."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Erdrich is in top form here..."--Time Out New York

"Erdrich deftly weaves past and present, and her literary territory is as intricate as Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County."--MORE Magazine

."..at once mythic and down-to-earth...beautiful, funny, moving, and unexpected."--Elle

"One can only marvel...at Erdrich's amazing ability to do what so few of us can - shape words into phrases and sentences of incomparable beauty that, then, pour forth a mesmerizing story."--USA Today

"To read Louise Erdrich's thunderous new novel is to leap headlong into the fiery imagination of a master storyteller...a rich, colorful mosaic of tales that twist and turn for decades..."--Miami Herald

"Erdrich has demonstrated a rare ability to create vibrant, wholly original characters and to describe nature in a prose so lyrical it becomes poetry. 'The Plague of Doves' is proof that she has yet to exhaust her powerful magic."--Hartford Courant

"Wholly felt and exquisitely rendered tales of memory and magic...an intricate tapestry that deeply satisfies the mind, the heart, and the spirit."--Pam Houston, O, The Oprah Magazine

"The stories told by [Erdrich's] characters offer pleasures of language, of humor, of sheer narrative momentum, that shine even in the darkest moments of the book."--Boston Globe

"A multigenerational tour de force of sin, redemption, murder and vengeance"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Mesmerizing... Erdrich ...communicate[s] the complexity and the mystery of human relationships."--Booklist (starred review)

"Erdrich's latest novel...is so natural you forget there's a writer behind it...Instantly gripping..."--Marie Claire

"A lush, multilayered book...The magic lies in the details of Erdrich's ever-replenishing mythology."--Kirkus Reviews

"Writing in prose that combines the magical sleight of hand of Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez with the earthy, American rhythms of Faulkner...[Ms. Erdrich] has written what is arguably her most ambitious--and in many ways, her most deeply affecting--work yet."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"An intricate tale of heartbreak and humor...wondrous novel...What marks these stories...is what has always set Erdrich apart and made her work seem miraculous: the jostling of pathos and comedy...Sit down and listen carefully."--Washington Post Book World

"Louise Erdrich's imaginative freedom has reached its zenith--The Plague of Doves is her dazzling masterpiece."--Philip Roth

[Erdrich s] accomplishment in these pages is Tolstoy-like: to render human particularity so meticulously and with such fierce passion as to convey the great, glittering movement of time. --San Francisco Chronicle"

Writing in prose that combines the magical sleight of hand of Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez with the earthy, American rhythms of Faulkner...[Ms. Erdrich] has written what is arguably her most ambitious and in many ways, her most deeply affecting work yet. --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times"

An intricate tale of heartbreak and humor...wondrous novel...What marks these stories...is what has always set Erdrich apart and made her work seem miraculous: the jostling of pathos and comedy...Sit down and listen carefully. --Washington Post Book World"

Wholly felt and exquisitely rendered tales of memory and magic...an intricate tapestry that deeply satisfies the mind, the heart, and the spirit. --Pam Houston, O, The Oprah Magazine"

The stories told by [Erdrich s] characters offer pleasures of language, of humor, of sheer narrative momentum, that shine even in the darkest moments of the book. --Boston Globe"

Erdrich deftly weaves past and present, and her literary territory is as intricate as Faulkner s Yoknapatawpha County. --MORE Magazine"

One can only marvel...at Erdrich s amazing ability to do what so few of us can shape words into phrases and sentences of incomparable beauty that, then, pour forth a mesmerizing story. --USA Today"

Mesmerizing Erdrich ...communicate[s] the complexity and the mystery of human relationships. --Booklist (starred review)"

To read Louise Erdrich s thunderous new novel is to leap headlong into the fiery imagination of a master storyteller...a rich, colorful mosaic of tales that twist and turn for decades... --Miami Herald"

Erdrich has demonstrated a rare ability to create vibrant, wholly original characters and to describe nature in a prose so lyrical it becomes poetry. The Plague of Doves is proof that she has yet to exhaust her powerful magic. --Hartford Courant"

...at once mythic and down-to-earth...beautiful, funny, moving, and unexpected. --Elle"

Erdrich s latest novel...is so natural you forget there s a writer behind it...Instantly gripping... --Marie Claire"

Erdrich is in top form here... --Time Out New York"

A multigenerational tour de force of sin, redemption, murder and vengeance --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

A lush, multilayered book The magic lies in the details of Erdrich s ever-replenishing mythology. --Kirkus Reviews"

Louise Erdrich s imaginative freedom has reached its zenith The Plague of Doves is her dazzling masterpiece. --Philip Roth"

..".at once mythic and down-to-earth...beautiful, funny, moving, and unexpected."--Elle

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