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Released: 2012-10-02

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The Round House LP: A Novel by Louise Erdrich


One Sunday in the summertime of 1988, a lady living on a reservation in North Dakota is assaulted. the main points of the crime are slow to floor as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to expose the important points of what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and 13-yr-vintage son, Joe. In one day, Joecff0478#39;s life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mom, but she will no longer leave her mattress and slips into an abyss of solitude. more and more alone, Joe unearths himself thrust upfront into an adult world for which he's ill ready.

whilst his father endeavors to wrest justice from a scenario that defies his efforts, Joe turns into frustrated and units out with his trusted buddies, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some solutions of his own. Their quest takes them to the round area, a sacred place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is best the start.

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prone to be dubmattress the local American To okill a Mockingbird, Louise Erdrich’s shifting, complex, and unusually uplifting new novel tells of a boy’s coming of age in the wake of a brutal, racist assault on his mom. Drawn from actual-life facts about racially inspired assaults on our us of a’s reservations, this story is forceful but by no means preachy, thanks largely to Erdrich’s understated but glorious prose and her apparent belief in the redemptive power of storytelling. --Sara Nelson

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writer: Louise Erdrichwriter: HarperLuxeBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: 496

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