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The round house
Erdrich, Louise.
Adult Fiction

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Avatar for Laura P. Laura P. said:
In this many-layered novel, Louise Erdrich tells the story of Joe, a 13-year-old boy whose life is shattered when his mother is brutally raped and beaten. He seeks to find out who the attacker is and soon the identity of the culprit becomes apparent but due to jurisdiction problems, he remains free. Joe decides to mete out his own punishment. The book is a true coming of age story with sexual awakening, experimentation with drinking and smoking, separation from family and closeness to friends and is liberally salted with wonderful characters and stories of reservation life. Spellbinding. Is being compared with To Kill a Mockingbird. National Book Award winner.
posted Nov 14, 2012 at 12:35PM
Avatar for Friends of the Plymouth Library Friends of the Plymouth Library said:
This isn’t a difficult recommendation as it just won the National Book Award, however, the story and the writing is so powerful. As a reader I was drawn into the story at such a level that I could deeply feel the emotions of the boy telling the story - his fears, anger, and despondency over what has happened to his mother, the course of events, and the realization of who the people around him really are.
posted Feb 26, 2013 at 9:19AM
LDP said:
Louise , your writing about children and teens is beyond outstanding . This may be your masterpiece !
posted Feb 18, 2014 at 4:27PM
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