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Title:The Painted Drum
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Publisher:Harper Perennial
ISBN:0060515112
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Number of Pages:304
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Audiobook

The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Painted Drum When a woman named Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town she isn t surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts After all the family descends from an Indian agent who worked on the North Dakota Ojibwe reservation that is home to her mother s family However she stops dead in her tracks when she finds in the collection a rare drum a powerful yet delicate object made from a massive moose skin stretched across a hollow of cedar ornamented with symbols she doesn t recognize and dressed in red tassels and a beaded belt and skirt especially since without touching the instrument she hears it sound And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time following the strange passage of a powerful yet delicate instrument and revealing the extraordinary lives it has touched and defined .

Compelling and unforgettable bestselling author Louise Erdrich s em Painted Drum em explores the often fraught relationship between mothers and daughters the strength of family and the intricate rhythms of grief with all the grace wit and startling beauty that characterizes this acclaimed author s finest work

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p The unsolved murder of a farm family still haunts the white small town of Pluto North Dakota generations after the vengeance exacted and the distortions of fact transformed the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation br p p Part Ojibwe part white Evelina Harp is an ambitious young girl prone to falling hopelessly in love Mooshum Evelina s grandfather is a repository of family and tribal history with an all too intimate 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 p, From National Book Award winning em New York Times em bestselling author Louise Erdrich a profound and enchanting new novel a richly imagined world where butchers sing like angels br br Having survived World War I Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend killed in action With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher s precious knife set Fidelis sets out for America In Argus North Dakota he builds a business a home for his family which includes Eva and four sons and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town When the Old World meets the New in the person of Delphine Watzka the great adventure of Fidelis s life begins Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted She meets Fidelis and the ground trembles These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine s life and the trajectory of this brilliant novel, This is the story of Father Damien Modeste priest to his beloved people the Ojibwe Modeste nearing the end of his life dreads the discovery of his physical identity for he is a woman who has lived as a man br For more than a half century Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people the Ojibwe on the remote reservation of Little No Horse To complicate his fears his quiet life changes when a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing difficult possibly false saint Sister Leopolda Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Sister Leopolda s piety and is faced with the most difficult decision of his life Should he reveal all he knows and risk everything Or should he manufacture a protective history though he believes Leopolda s wonder working is motivated by evil, When a woman named Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town she isn t surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts After all the family descends from an Indian agent who worked on the North Dakota Ojibwe reservation that is home to her mother s family However she stops dead in her tracks when she finds in the collection a rare drum a powerful yet delicate object made from a massive moose skin stretched across a hollow of cedar ornamented with symbols she doesn t recognize and dressed in red tassels and a beaded belt and skirt especially since without touching the instrument she hears it sound And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time following the strange passage of a powerful yet delicate instrument and revealing the extraordinary lives it has touched and defined br br Compelling and unforgettable bestselling author Louise Erdrich s em Painted Drum em explores the often fraught relationship between mothers and daughters the strength of family and the intricate rhythms of grief with all the grace wit and startling beauty that characterizes this acclaimed author s finest work