The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008 by Louise Erdrich

The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008

byLouise Erdrich

Paperback | January 19, 2010

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A stunning collection of short stories by Louise Erdrich, author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House. Selected by the author herself from over three decades of work, The Red Convertible is a veritable masterclass in the art of short fiction. In “Saint Marie,” a Native American girl leaves her reservation to enter the Sacred Heart Convent and is propelled into a life-and-death struggle with the diabolical Sister Leopolda. “Knives” features a homely butcher’s assistant, a devoted reader of love stories, who falls for a good-looking but predatory traveling salesman with devastating consequences for each of them. A passion for music in “Naked Woman Playing Chopin” proves more powerful than any experience of carnal or spiritual love; indeed, when Agnes DeWitt removes her clothing to enter the music of a particular composer, she sweeps all before her and transcends mortality and time itself.

A collection of breathtaking power and originality, The Red Convertible cements Louise Erdich’s position in the pantheon of consummate, innovative writers of the American short story alongside such luminaries as Flannery O’Connor and Charles Baxter

 

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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.
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Title:The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.15 inPublished:January 19, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061536083

ISBN - 13:9780061536083

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