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Title:The Plague of Doves
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The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Plague of Doves 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 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

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On a spring morning in young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus North Dakota After being orphaned in a most peculiar way they seek refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt and her husband So begins an exhilarating forty year saga brimming with colorful unforgettable characters ordinary Mary who will cause a miracle seductive Karl who lacks his sister s gift for survival Sita their lovely but disturbed cousin and the half Native American Celestine James who will become Mary s best friend Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships the extraordinary magic of natural events and the unending mystery of the human condition br br Bestselling National Book Award winning author Louise Erdrich dazzles in this vibrant and heartfelt tale of abandonment and sexual obsession jealousy and unstinting love that explores with empathy humor and power the eternal mystery of the human condition, p Erdrich is a true original and one of our major writers i Washington Post Book World i p br p i Shadow Tag i the brilliant new novel by Louise Erdrich is a stunning tour de force from the National Book Critics Circle Award winning and i New York Times i bestselling author of i Love Medicine i and Pulitzer Prize finalist i The Plague of Doves i In the vein of the novels of such contemporaries as Zoe Heller and Susan Minot i Shadow Tag i is an intense and heart wrenching story of a troubled marriage and a family in disarray and a radical departure from Erdrich s previous acclaimed work p br p Here is the most telling fact you wish to possess me p br p Here is another fact I loved you and let you think you could p br p When Irene America discovers that her husband Gil has been reading her diary she begins a secret Blue Notebook stashed securely in a safe deposit box There she records the truth about her life and her marriage while turning her Red Diary hidden where Gil will find it into a manipulative farce Alternating between these two records complemented by unflinching third person narration i Shadow Tag i is an eerily gripping read p br p When the novel opens Irene is resuming work on her doctoral thesis about George Catlin the nineteenth century painter whose Native American subjects often regarded his portraits with suspicious wonder Gil who gained notoriety as an artist through his emotionally revealing portraits of his wife work that is adoring sensual and humiliating even shocking realizes that his fear of losing Irene may force him to create the defining work of his career p br p Meanwhile Irene and Gil fight to keep up appearances for their three children fourteen year old genius Florian who escapes his family s unraveling with joints and a stolen bottle of wine Riel their only daughter an eleven year old feverishly planning to preserve her family no matter what disaster strikes and sweet kindergartener Stoney who was born his parents come to realize at the beginning of the end p br p As her home increasingly becomes a place of violence and secrets and she drifts into alcoholism Irene moves to end her marriage But her attachment to Gil is filled with shadowy need and delicious ironies In brilliantly controlled prose i Shadow Tag i fearlessly explores the complex nature of love the fluid boundaries of identity and one family s struggle for survival and redemption p, 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 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