The Plague of Doves: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Erdrich, Louise
Series: P.s.
Subject:  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.79in
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From The Publisher*

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.

Review Quote*"[Erdrich's] accomplishment in these pages is Tolstoy-like: to render human particularity so meticulously and with such fierce passion as to convey the great, glittering movement of time."
Review Quote*"Writing in prose that combines the magical sleight of hand of Gabriel García Márquez with the earthy, American rhythms of Faulkner...[Ms. Erdrich] has written what is arguably her most ambitious-and in many ways, her most deeply affecting-work yet."
Review Quote*"An intricate tale of heartbreak and humor...wondrous novel...What marks these stories...is what has always set Erdrich apart and made her work seem miraculous: the jostling of pathos and comedy...Sit down and listen carefully."
Review Quote*"Wholly felt and exquisitely rendered tales of memory and magic...an intricate tapestry that deeply satisfies the mind, the heart, and the spirit."
Review Quote*"The stories told by [Erdrich's] characters offer pleasures of language, of humor, of sheer narrative momentum, that shine even in the darkest moments of the book."
Review Quote*"Erdrich deftly weaves past and present, and her literary territory is as intricate as Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County."
Review Quote*"One can only marvel...at Erdrich's amazing ability to do what so few of us can- shape words into phrases and sentences of incomparable beauty that, then, pour forth a mesmerizing story."
Review Quote*"Mesmerizing… Erdrich ...communicate[s] the complexity and the mystery of human relationships."
Review Quote*"To read Louise Erdrich's thunderous new novel is to leap headlong into the fiery imagination of a master storyteller...a rich, colorful mosaic of tales that twist and turn for decades..."