Louise Erdrich The Round House

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The Round House

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One Sunday in the spring of 1988, Geraldine Coutts is brutally attacked on her North Dakota reservation. At first her thirteen-year-old son, Joe, tries to heal his mother. But she will not leave her bedroom; traumatised and afraid, she simply shuts the door, shuts down, and shuts everyone out. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill-prepared.
While his father, a tribal judge, endeavours to wrest justice from a situation that defies his keenest efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own.
Their quest leads them to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship. And this is only the beginning.

Written with undeniable urgency, "The Round House" is a brilliant and entertaining novel, a masterpiece of literary fiction. Louise Erdrich embraces tragedy, comedy, a spirit-world very much present in the lives of her all-too-human characters, and a tale of injustice that is, unfortunately, an authentic reflection of what happens in our own world today.

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The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction.

One of the most revered novelists of our time--a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life--Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.

Riveting and suspenseful, arguably the most accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, and The Bingo Palace, Erdrich's The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction--at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.

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One Sunday in 1988, thirteen-year-old Joe Coutts learns that his mother has been the victim of a brutal attack by a man on their North Dakota reservation. Joe's mother is traumatized and afraid. She takes to her bed, and refuses to talk to anyone - including the police; meanwhile his father, a tribal judge, endeavours to wrest justice from a situation that defies his keenest efforts; and young Joe's moral and emotional landscape shifts on its child's axis. Frustrated, confused and nursing a complicated fury, Joe sets out with his best friends Cappy, Zack and Angus in search of answers that might put his mother's attacker behind bars - and set his family's world straight again. Or so he hopes. The Round House is a powerful and deeply humane story of a young boy pitched prematurely into an unjust adult world. It confirms Louise Erdrich as one of America's most distinctive contemporary novelists.

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