The Round House

The Round House

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Washington Post Best Book of the YearNew York Times Notable BookOne 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 because 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, 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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 321 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062065254
  • 9780062065254
  • 287,985

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A stunning and devastating tale of hate crimes and vengeance Erdrich covers a vast spectrum of history, cruel loss, and bracing realizations. A preeminent tale in an essential American saga. --Donna Seaman, Booklist, Starred Review of THE ROUND HOUSE"show more