The Master Butchers Singing Club
by Louise Erdrich
Signed by the Author
The Master Butchers Singing Club at the Guthrie Theater! World premiere September 11 - November 6, 2010. Adapted for the stage by Pulitzer winner Marsha Norman. Directed by Francesca Zambello. Visit the Guthrie Theater website for further information and tickets.
Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for America. In Argus, North Dakota, he builds a business, a home for his family--which includes Eva and four sons--and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. When the Old World meets the New--in the person of Delphine Watzka--the great adventure of Fidelis's life begins. Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted. She meets Fidelis, and the ground trembles. These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine's life, and the trajectory of this brilliant novel.