The Plague Of Doves: A Novel by Louise ErdrichThe Plague Of Doves: A Novel by Louise Erdrich

The Plague Of Doves: A Novel

byLouise Erdrich

Paperback | May 12, 2009

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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.

Louise Erdrich is the author of fourteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novelThe Round Housewon the 2012 National Book Award. She lives in Minnesota, where she owns the bookstore Birchbark Books.
Title:The Plague Of Doves: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:May 12, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060515139

ISBN - 13:9780060515133

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing This novel evolves around one single event and not. The story opens with the recounting of a horrific crime in the small town of Pluto which boarders an Ojibway reserve. Two innocent Ojibway are hung and the third is cut down at the last possible moment. Life carries on, of course, with each life impacted by the incident. My favorite characters are the two old Ojibway men who not only tell the story of the horrific event but also stories that make you feel as though they were sitting right in front of you recounting stories that important to know. The revelations and realizations at the end of this novel are astounding, most of which you never saw coming.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ms Wonderful storytelling. Who is the narrator is confusing at times.
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Editorial Reviews

“Louise Erdrich’s imaginative freedom has reached its zenith—The Plague of Doves is her dazzling masterpiece.”