There wasn't anything particularly insightful about this book, but the conversations between Nanapush and Margaret over his childhood nemesis made it worthwhile. The love felt between the two of them, as old as they were, was evident, regardless of the bickering.
Most of us know Louise Erdrich for her bestseller The Beet Queen. In this novel she follows a Native American woman seeking revenge for the loss of her land and way of life
Beautiful! To be read as a sequel to Tracks!
One of the dullest books I've read in a long time. Very bored; kept forgetting who was who. Not my cup of tea. I beleive the reviews were misleading.
A moving and respectful examination of the Native American experience.
Another good book by Louise Erdrich.
A very fast read, quite lyric in prose.
Beautifully written, wonderful characters. Shades of Faulkner.
The fact that I am willing to part with one of my favorite author's books, and a hardcover to boot, speaks volumes. I wasn't crazy about this one at all.
Every Erdrich book I read is my favorite. No exception with Four Souls.....I loved every word. Rich with American Indian heritage and rich with characters' emotions.
This book had strong female characters spanning 3 generations. The juxtaposition of the Native American and the "mainstream" American culture is fascinating and full of unexpected turns. Very lyrical prose and an original, well-told story.
after taking her mother's name, Four Souls, for strength, the strange, compelling Fleur Pillager walks from her Ojibwe reservation to the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. She seeks restitution from an d revenge on the lumber baron who has stripped her reservation. But revenge is never simple, and her intensions are complicated by her dangerous compassion for the man who wronged her.