Louise Erdrich's Justice Trilogy: Cultural and Critical Contexts

Louise Erdrich&

Louise Erdrich's Justice Trilogy: Cultural and Critical Contexts

  • Paperback
  • Michigan State University Press (2021)
  • SKU: 9781611864038
Regular price $39.95
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Louise Erdrich is one of the most important, prolific, and widely read contemporary Indigenous writers. Here leading scholars analyze the three critically acclaimed recent novels-- The Plague of Doves (2008), The Round House (2012), and LaRose (2016)--that make up what has become known as Erdrich's "justice trilogy." Set in small towns and reservations of northern North Dakota, these three interwoven works bring together a vibrant cast of characters whose lives are shaped by history, identity, and community. Individually and collectively, the essays herein illuminate Erdrich's storytelling abilities; the complex relations among crime, punishment, and forgiveness that characterize her work; and the Anishinaabe contexts that underlie her presentation of character, conflict, and community. The volume also includes a reader's guide to each novel, a glossary, and an interview with Erdrich that will aid in readers' navigation of the justice novels. These timely, original, and compelling readings make a valuable contribution to Erdrich scholarship and, subsequently, to the study of Native literature and women's authorship as a whole.
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