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Kate’s 2¢: “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich

“The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich

Kate’s 2¢: There is a plethora of in-depth biographies of authors and reviews of their books, that state the title, author, published date, and genre; as well as, describing what the book is about, setting, and character(s), so, Kate’s 2¢ merely shares my thoughts about what I read. I’m just saying…

In this novel, Erdrich has written a wonderful tribute to her grandfather, Chippewa Council chief Thomas Wazhashk. She has captured the essence of tribal characters virtual and real; the customs and struggles; and the variety of personalities of the Turtle Mountain Tribe.
Her wonderful narrative voice ebbed and flowed fluidly from English into Chippewa adding an authenticity to the whole novel.

From the WEB:
Louise Erdrich (born Karen Louise Erdrich, June 7, 1954) is an American author, writer of novels, poetry, and children’s books featuring Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized tribe of the Anishinaabe (also known as Ojibwe and Chippewa).

Erdrich is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant writers of the second wave of the Native American Renaissance. In 2009, her novel The Plague of Doves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and received an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. In November 2012, she received the National Book Award for Fiction for her novel The Round House.

The night watchman DB98896
Erdrich, Louise. Reading time: 13 hours, 34 minutes.
Read by Louise Erdrich.

Historical Fiction

1953. Chippewa Council member Thomas Wazhashk tries to balance the demands of his job as a night watchman at the new jewel bearing plant outside the Turtle Mountain reservation and monitoring the consequences of the bill purporting emancipation for Native American tribes wending its way through Congress. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
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