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The round house

Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publisher, 2017. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Harper Perennial Olive editionView all editions and formats
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One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface because Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0062357271 9780062357274
OCLC Number: 985240362
Description: 404 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Louise Erdrich.

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One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface because Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his 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 takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

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