Louise Erdrich - The Night Watchman

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A national treasure, Erdrich has written about Native American lives in a stream of novels, poetry, children’s books, and memoirs since 1984, winning two National Book Critics Circle Awards, the National Book Award, as well as the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Set in the 1950s, her latest novel draws on the life of her grandfather, a Chippewa council member and night watchman at a factory near North Dakota’s Turtle Mountain Reservation. As Thomas leads the community’s fight against a government measure to terminate the tribe’s rights to its land, Erdrich skillfully interweaves his story with those of several others—a young woman determined to leave, an aspiring boxer, a white math teacher—tracing the changing goals of Native Americans and the generational impact of the group’s struggle.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671189
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020