The Round House

Louise Erdrich

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Brown Book Group, Little

Published: 24-09-2013

£9.99

Hailed in the US as a Native-American To Kill A Mockingbird, and winner of the US National Book Award, The Round House is Louise Erdrich’s undeniable – and unmissable – masterpiece.

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Description

A mother is brutally raped by a man on their North Dakota reservation where she lives with her husband and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. Traumatized and afraid, she takes to her bed and refuses to talk to anyone – including the police.While her husband, a tribal judge, endeavours to wrest justice from a situation that defies his keenest efforts, young Joe’s world shifts on its child’s axis. Confused, and nursing a complicated fury, Joe sets out to find answers that might put his mother’s attacker behind bars – and make everything right again. Or so he hopes.The Round House is a poignant and abundantly humane story of a young boy pitched prematurely into an unjust adult world. It is a story of vivid survival; and tt confirms Louise Erdrich as one of America’s most distinctive contemporary novelists.

Additional information

Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 42 × 128 × 198 mm
Page Count 384