The Round House: A Novel

By Louise Erdrich

The around House gained the nationwide publication Award for fiction.

One of the main respected novelists of our time—a wonderful chronicler of Native-American life—Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The around House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. it really is an exquisitely informed tale of a boy at the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and figuring out within the wake of a negative crime that upends and perpetually transforms his family.

Riveting and suspenseful, arguably the main obtainable novel thus far from the writer of Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, and The Bingo Palace, Erdrich’s The around House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at as soon as a strong coming-of-age tale, a secret, and a young, relocating novel of relatives, background, and culture.

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