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Love Medicine (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions)

Love Medicine (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions)

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Book Overview: Love Medicine (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions)

Set on a North Dakota Ojibwe reservation, Love Medicine--the first novel from master storyteller and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich--is an epic story about the intertwined fates of two families: the Kashpaws and the Lamartines.

"The beauty of Love Medicine saves us from being completely devastated by its power." -- Toni Morrison

With astonishing virtuosity, each chapter of this stunning novel draws on a range of voices to limn its tales. Black humor mingles with magic, injustice bleeds into betrayal, and through it all, bonds of love and family marry the elements into a tightly woven whole that pulses with the drama of life.

Erdrich has written a multigenerational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable whirlwind of anger, desire, and the healing power that is love medicine.

This beautifully designed Harper Perennial Deluxe Edition of Love Medicine features French flaps and deckle-edge pages, the perfect gift book for fans of Louise Erdrich.

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ISBN-139780062206312
ISBN-100062206311
PublisherHarper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date2013-04-23
EditionRevised
Languageen
Pages400
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs

"We know we are in the hands of an exceptionally skilled, sensitive, observant writer ... Love Medicine is the work of a tough, loving mind." -- Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

"The beauty of Love Medicine saves us from being completely devastated by its power." -- Toni Morrison

"A masterpiece, written with spellbinding authenticity." -- Philip Roth

"Lyrical and funny, mystical and down-to-earth, Love Medicine entrances" -- Christian Science Monitor

"A powerful piece of work . . . Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer; as compassionate as she is sharp-sighted" -- Anne Tyler

"A wondrous prose song . . . about the enduring verities of love and surviving, and these truths are revealed in a narrative that is an invigorating mixture of the cosmic and the tragic." -- New York Times Book Review

"A remarkable first novel that stares more boldly at many of the truths of Native American life in the country than any fiction I've read.... It is a deeply, if ironically, spirited novel." -- Chicago Sun-Times

Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich, a renowned author widely recognized for her novel "Love Medicine," has been a pillar in the showcasing of Native American literature. As a North Dakota native, Erdrich's work frequently highlights the Chippewa experiences, infused with a blend of storytelling, history, and mysticism. Awarded with a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist, her significant contributions have continued to shape and pave way for the understanding and appreciation of Native American culture in literature.

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