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The Painted Drum: A Novel by Louise Erdrich 0060515104 9780060515102
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The Painted Drum: A Novel by Louise Erdrich

Erdrich soars in scenes that are resonant, poetic and exact, visions that will remain imprinted on the readers mind.|A lovely addition . . . to a growing landscape as memorable and enduring as William Faulkners Yoknapatawpha County.|This is simply a good book... Neatly etched characters, finely calibrated prose, and flashes of wisdom and wit throughout.|Haunted and haunting... With fearlessness and humility... [Erdrich] inspires readers to open their hearts.|?This is simply a good book... Neatly etched characters, finely calibrated prose, and flashes of wisdom and wit throughout.|?A brilliant creation: it possesses the instantly persuasive strangeness of something faithful to life.|A top-notch read and one of her finest efforts.|?Complex and graceful . . . Her most recent work shows Erdrich only becoming better with time.|A brilliant creation: it possesses the instantly persuasive strangeness of something faithful to life.|?One of her best novels... Erdrich?s writing has become richer, her voice wiser... She shies away from nothing.|?This is her best book yet.| When a woman named Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town, she isnt surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts. After all, the family descends from an Indian agent who worked on the North Dakota Ojibwe reservation that is home to her mothers family. However, she stops dead in her tracks when she finds in the collection a rare drum -- a powerful yet delicate object, made from a massive moose skin stretched across a hollow of cedar, ornamented with symbols she doesnt recognize and dressed in red tassels and a beaded belt and skirt -- especially since, without touching the instrument, she hears it sound. From Fayes discovery, we trace the drums passage both backward and forward in time, from the reservation on the northern plains to New Hampshire and back. Through the voice of Bernard Shaawano, an Ojibwe, we hear how his grandfather fashioned the drum after years of mourning his young daughters death, and how it changes the lives of those whose paths its crosses. And through Faye we hear of her anguished relationship with a local sculptor, who himself mourns the loss of a daughter, and of the life she has made alone with her mother, in the shadow of the death of Fayes sister. Through these compelling voices, The Painted Drum explores the strange power that lost children exert on the memories of those they leave behind, and as the novel unfolds, its elegantly crafted narrative comes to embody the intricate, transformative rhythms of human grief. One finds throughout the grace and wit, the captivating prose and surprising beauty, that characterize Louise Erdrichs finest work.|Erdrich at her most accomplished. . . . Startling imagery and remarkable insights into love, foolishness, bravery and betrayal.|?Erdrich at her most accomplished. . . . Startling imagery and remarkable insights into love, foolishness, bravery and betrayal.|?A lovely addition . . . to a growing landscape as memorable and enduring as William Faulkner?s Yoknapatawpha County.|One of her best novels... Erdrichs writing has become richer, her voice wiser... She shies away from nothing.|This is her best book yet.|?A top-notch read and one of her finest efforts.|?Erdrich soars in scenes that are resonant, poetic and exact, visions that will remain imprinted on the reader?s mind.|Complex and graceful . . . Her most recent work shows Erdrich only becoming better with time.|?Haunted and haunting... With fearlessness and humility... [Erdrich] inspires readers to open their hearts.

Author: Louise Erdrich

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Harper

Publication Date: 2005-09-06

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