The Plague of Doves: A Novel

Author: Louise Erdrich

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Louise Erdrich's mesmerizing new novel, her first in almost three years, centers on a compelling mystery. The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North Dakota. The vengeance exacted for this crime and the subsequent distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation. The descendants of Ojibwe and white intermarry, their lives intertwine; only the youngest generation, of mixed blood, remains unaware of the role the past continues to play in their lives.

Evelina Harp is a witty, ambitious young girl, part Ojibwe, part white, who is prone to falling hopelessly in love. Mooshum, Evelina's grandfather, is a seductive storyteller, a repository of family and tribal history with an all-too-intimate knowledge of the violent past. Nobody understands the weight of historical injustice better than Judge Antone Bazil Coutts, a thoughtful mixed blood who witnesses the lives of those who appear before him, and whose own love life reflects the entire history of the territory. In distinct and winning voices, Erdrich's narrators unravel the stories of different generations and families in this corner of North Dakota. Bound by love, torn by history, the two communities' collective stories finally come together in a wrenching truth revealed in the novel's final pages.

The Plague of Doves is one of the major achievements of Louise Erdrich's considerable oeuvre, a quintessentially American story and the most complex and original of her books.

Binding: Hardcover
Physical Info: 1.13" H x 9.16" L x 6.41" W (1.34 lbs) 320 pages
Carton Quantity: 24
Publisher: Harper
US SRP: 25.95 US
Pub Date: May 2008

Binding: Large Print Paperback
Physical Info: 1.2" H x 9.1" L x 5.97" W (1.59 lbs) 496 pages
Carton Quantity: 24
Publisher: Harperluxe
US SRP: 25.95 US
Pub Date: May 2008

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Literary
LC Subjects:
- Indians of North America - North Dakota
- Ojibwa Indians
Chronological Period | 1900-1918
Topical | Family
Geographic Orientation | North Dakota
Cultural Region | Upper Midwest
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2007033626

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The Plague of Doves: A Novel
Author: Louise Erdrich




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9780060515126 Hardcover 0060515120 $ 15.95
9780061562754 Large Print Paperback 0061562750 $ 16.95
In this multigenerational tour-de-force of sin, redemption, murder, and vengeance ("Publishers Weekly"), a senseless and horrific crime in 1911 forever changes the lives of several families living in and around Pluto, North Dakota,







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