In this bittersweet coming-of-age tale, Erdrich returns to the fictional setting of many of her novels, a North Dakota Ojibwe reservation. There, in the spring of 1988, 13-year-old Joe's mother is raped; when efforts to bring the attacker to justice are thwarted by a labyrinth of laws... read more
“And so, you see, her absence stopped time.”Joe
“Say your Hail Marys....silently. (Father Travis)”
“There's a beautiful girl nobody else has noticed. You be the one to notice her. (Father Travis)”
“Doe had built a little deck onto the front of the house and it was filled, as all of our decks tend to be, with useful refuse.”
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