The Plague of Doves
The unsolved murder of a farm family still haunts the white small town of Pluto, North Dakota, generations after the vengeance exacted and the distortions of fact transformed the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation. Part Ojibwe, part white, Evelina Harp is an ambitious young girl... show more
The unsolved murder of a farm family still haunts the white small town of Pluto, North Dakota, generations after the vengeance exacted and the distortions of fact transformed the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation. Part Ojibwe, part white, Evelina Harp is an ambitious young girl prone to falling hopelessly in love. Mooshum, Evelina's grandfather, is a repository of family and tribal history with an all-too-intimate knowledge of the violent past. And Judge Antone Bazil Coutts, who bears witness, understands the weight of historical injustice better than anyone. Through the distinct and winning voices of three unforgettable narrators, the collective stories of two interwoven communities ultimately come together to reveal a final wrenching truth.
Publish date: May 12th 2009
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Erdrich's characters in The Plague of Doves will shadow me for a long time to come. Her poetic and heart wrenching descriptions of the grim realities of a small American town coexisting with a First Nation reservation is masterful. There are no borders of time in the storytelling, nor do emotional o...
This book took me forever(!!!) to read. Not because it was dense or difficult or uninteresting... but because I started reading it on the day I got the keys to our new place. And then we had to move 1600+sqft of stuff and clean 1600+sqft of space in five days and then we were out of town for a while...
just couldn't get into this
First of all, I would argue that this is a book of short stories (and as any of you who have read my reviews before know that means that at most it would qualify for a 4 star rating). This is not a prequal to The Round House (which I loved), it is simply backstory, and I’m not sure that the timing ...
parts of this were astonishing, and other parts simply foundered. i kept being reminded of toni morrison's paradise and unfortunately the comparison left this wanting. there is too much left undone for me to be satisfied, too many characters who only exist to be the windows onto other characters. it...