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The Bingo Palace

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A tapestry woven from the stories of the characters from "Love Medicine," "The Beet Queen," and "Tracks," this widely acclaimed bestseller is "wonderful . . . hopeful, wrenching, funny, sexy, intense and penetratingly true .""--Los Angeles Times Book Review" "Beautiful...Shows us a place where love, fate and chance are woven together like a braid, a world where daily life is enriched by a powerful spiritual presence." "--New York Times Book Review" "Wonderful...hopeful, wrenching, funny, sexy, intense, and penetratingly true."--Pam Houston, "Los Angeles Times Book Review"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 134.87 x 203.2 x 17.27mm | 322.05g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0061129755
  • 9780061129759
  • 449,651

Back cover copy

At the crossroads of his life, Lipsha Morrissey is summoned by his grandmother to return to the reservation. There, he falls in love for the very first time--with the beautiful Shawnee Ray, who's already considering a marriage proposal from Lipsha's wealthy entrepreneurial boss, Lyman Lamartine. But when all efforts to win Shawnee's affections go hopelessly awry, Lipsha seeks out his great-grandmother for a magical solution to his romantic dilemma--on sacred ground where a federally sanctioned bingo palace is slated for construction. Louise Erdrich's luminous novel The Bingo Palace is a tale of spiritual death and reawakening; of money, desperate love, and wild hope; and of the enduring power of cherished dreams.show more

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"Beautiful...Shows us a place where love, fate and chance are woven together like a braid, a world where daily life is enriched by a powerful spiritual presence.""--New York Times Book Review""Wonderful...hopeful, wrenching, funny, sexy, intense, and penetratingly true."--Pam Houston, " Los Angeles Times Book Review"show more