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    DescriptionNational Book Award Winner One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning. Written with undeniable urgency, and illuminating the harsh realities of contemporary life in a community where Ojibwe and white live uneasily together, The Round House is a brilliant and entertaining novel, a masterpiece of literary fiction. Louise Erdrich embraces tragedy, the comic, a spirit world very much present in the lives of her all-too-human characters, and a tale of injustice that is, unfortunately, an authentic reflection of what happens in our own world today.


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    Title
    The Round House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Louise Erdrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062065247
    ISBN 10: 0062065246
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FF, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    DC22: 813/.54
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    B&T Approval Code: A26453200
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26102510
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E8
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NDAKOT
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC019000, FIC030000, FIC037000
    LC classification: PS3555.R42 R68 2012
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC059000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.4.9.0.0
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    HarperCollins
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    02 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    `Poignant and surprisingly funny, it's the acclaimed writer's best book yet.`--O, the Oprah Magazine, `Our Favorite Reads of 2012`