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The beet queen : a novel

by Erdrich, Louise,

Format: Print Book [2017]
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Northland Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes this vibrant tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy, and unstinting love.

On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, Mary seeks refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt and her husband, while Karl gets back on the train. So begins an exhilarating forty-year saga brimming with colorful, unforgettable characters: ordinary Mary, who will cause a mirac≤ seductive Karl, who lacks his sister's gift for survival; Sita, their lovely but disturbed cousin; and the half-Native American Celestine James, who will become Mary's best friend. Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships, the extraordinary magic of natural events, and the unending mystery of the human condition.

Bestselling, National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich dazzles in this vibrant and heartfelt tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love that explores with empathy, humor, and power the eternal mystery of the human condition.

"A perfect--and perfectly wonderful--novel."--Anne Tyler

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A bleak North Dakota landscape is the setting for a provocative novel about gutsy, underclass characters confronting poverty and abandonment. (Jl 86)"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Native American Saga
#1 - Love medicine
#2 - The Beet queen
#3 - Tracks
#4 - The Bingo palace
#5 - Four souls
#6 - The Painted drum
Subjects Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Orphans -- North Dakota -- Fiction.
North Dakota -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :[2017]
Language English
Notes Includes: P.S. Insights, interviews & more... About the author; About the book; Read on.
Description 338, 12 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780060835279
0060835273
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