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Erstand her is not in the way that we would expect somebody to be understood in literature a paragraph or two of descriptions which try to capture this very human The Greek Bosss Demand figure into aew simple words No this is a person we only get to understand almost understand by a bundle of stories about her past and her present Nobody really tries to describe her in any comprehensive way She like all humans is beyond that kind of explanationIn this book it is particularly interesting that Fleur doesn t get to narrate any portion of this story She is without a doubt the central February or Forever (Tarrins Bay figure and the drivingorce or the plotline Literary olks would call her the antagonist The book A Virgin For The Taking (Clemenger Sisters follows her moverom the reserve where she has lived her life and watched the What She Saw / Operation Reunion forest of her people be destroyed by greedy white men to the nearby and bustling little city of St PaulMinneapolis where she becomes a servant in the home of the man who cut down the trees which had covered the land parcelled out to heramily She went with the intention of killing him and in time heals him The Moretti Marriage from an ailment marries him and then has a child with him It is a puzzling switch in her motives and it isn t ever clearly explained But again we don t really need an explanation of her motives so much as we need to just watch her move through the world It is a mesmerizing dance that she does and it ends with a beautiful bundle of moments the sort that we read ErdrichorBut something here is uite The Dark Duke full or complete or right and than either of the other two books I have read of Erdrich s I came awayeeling as though this one was incomplete as a standalone title That could in part be blamed on its length it is shorter by a good couple hundred pages but it is definitely crutching on some of the other books that she had already written Most notably Tracks as A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy far as I know but perhaps others This means that some things aren t as well explained as I often hopedor with the idea of the title never being particularly well explained That isn t the end of the world I know this book will make sense as I read of her work Nonetheless it was a bit of a letdown It is also worth noting that the writing isn t uite as strong as it almost always is with Erdrich every now and then I Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls felt like one edit would have perfected a sentence or a paragraph It isn t weak enough orreuently enough to ruin anything about the book but it does noticeably reduce some of its power For what it is worth you also see something of her best writing here with her prose adding to the mystical and inexplicable nature of her plots and ideas This is an idea I m developing as I read of her work and admire of her writing Ask me about it if you are interested at all because I would love to have a discussion about this part of her workSpeaking of her work generally not long after The Soul Of A Thief finishing Four Souls and marvelling in those last 50 glorious pages thank you Margaret I think I have come to the conclusion that the central theme of her book is reconciliation with the self renewal rebirth Which is lovely to read and watch in this book as much as anywhere else If only the journal to that point was a bit developed Recommended but not as yourirst step into Erdrich She is better and complete elsewhere But that doesn t take away Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights from what is on display here which is nothing less than a matureocused and marvelous writer usin. The loss of her Secret Baby, Surprise Parents family's land to a white man After a dream vision that gives her a powerful new name Four Souls she enters the household of John James Mauser A man notoriousor his wealth and his mansion on a hill Mauser became rich by deceiving young Indian women and.
This is a story of revenge Anger and bitterness tempered by love Turned into love Unlikely love Hilarious love A mother s love Spirit love When everything Mystify (Mystyx, fails when everything is lost there is still love Only Erdrich writes this wayputting slapstick side by side with mysticism Describing earthy vulgarities and cruelties in poetry The last couple of pages areilled with lyricism summarizing individual and cultural loss so perfectly with such pain and grace Long live Louise Erdrich What a vision what voices Astounding Of all the stories that have been told on this little globe we inhabit there are The New Baby few tales that entice me than stories of r Louise Erdrich has created aictional Ojibwe Indian reservation somewhere in North Dakota populated by a cast of complex characters who we mee First of this review is basically of everything Louise Erdrich has written This book is amazing and its spiral we ll get there when we get there method of storytelling is storytelling at its best Let me just end this review with a booklover s highest praise after reading this book i went to the library and checked out everything by this auther and have now read half of her books So Wild Streak far none of them have disappointed They don t have to be read in order but if I did it over I would go in order the books are written Every one of her books build on each other This woman is a genius and a national treasure Aew weeks ago I had the pleasure of P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, finishing another novel by Louise Erdrich Sadly I am only just now getting a chance to sit down and work through the wizardry of her work As expected I am coming away with a good deal admirationor her work Erdrich I think I have said elsewhere is one of my Say Youll Stay And Marry Me favourite writers and the collection of personalities and timelines and events that she has made in her large number of interconnecting works is nothing short of incredibly impressiveThis book thoughalls a little short of the standard that I have come to expect Rafaellos Mistress from her It isn t easyor me to explain why On display are all of the things I like about her Strong lyrical writing An impressive mixing of all sorts of different cultural traditions each of which handled honourably Unexpected romances and storylines which each bring to mind old storylines The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, from older books and open up new onesor Rascal future books A not too heavy moral hand but a good awareness of morality A great sense of humour And we even get to see of two or three of myavourite characters Fleur that mysterious and powerful Another Day of Life figure who survives in the universe with an inexplicable and uniue strength honour and motivation Nanapush who is a source of incredible wisdom and remarkable hilarity coming out of his unusual worldview And his not uite wife Margaret who when weinally gets the chance to narrate a chapter narrates it beautifully For what it is worth Fleur and Nanapush might be among the best characters I have ever had the pleasure to read about and the best narrators I have ever had the chance to read What Would You Like? from Margaret isn tar behind and I look Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, forward to readingrom her in whichever book by Erdrich I decide to tackle nextFor what it is worth Fleur has never to my knowledge been one of Erdrich s numerous narrators Only a central character We have no sense of how she actually sees the world only how others see her and her interactions with the world And the way they und. This small but incredibly rich chapter in Erdrich's ongoing Native American saga is a continuation of the story of the enigmatic Fleur Pillager begun in Tracks 1988 Four Souls begins with Fleur Pillager's journey rom North Dakota to Minneapolis where she plans to avenge.
G all sorts of impressive tools to conjure up original stories and antastic characters 355For better or Friend Foe for worse I ve committed myself to the career path of reading and writing about reading and reading about writing about reading andorever and anon which at times simply means that I ll become increasingly ni This was a uite a short but beautifully written book about revenge but with an unexpected change of heart and an uplifting conclusionI enjoyed most the story of Fleur Pillager and John Mauser the man who stole her trees and her land His sister in law who is one of the book s narrators is also a great character and she has her own interesting sub storyI The Longevity Diet felt the story of Nanapush and Margaret was a little too slapstickor my taste but I have not read Tracks so I had not met this couple before I believe if I had read that Grassroots Innovation first I would have had a better understanding of them Now I need to read all of the author s Love Medicine works preferably in order I really enjoyed this bookrom the Erdrich Medicine Readalong happening in Instagram and look orward to the discussion We get to see Fleur going off to try to get her land back often through the point of view of her husband s sister and get a much deeper look inside the relationship between Nanapush and Margaret which I loved so much I may have liked this even better than Tracks Another wonderful book in the Love Medicine series by Louise Erdrich I thoroughly enjoyed my read of this Four Souls dealt with culture clashes syncretism and strategic code switching and those are some of avourite themes or novels Although I did really race through Four Souls I have some hesitation arises rom how this novel doesn t seem to stand up as a standalone I m not sure how you could read this book and Perfect Cities find it rich in character development without having previously read Tracks So I recommendirst reading Tracks if you re interested in picking up this series That being said I did read Tracks so I loved revisiting Prometheus Wired familiaraces Nanapush Margaret Fleur Seeing where they are urther down the path of life How they have changed since the loss of their land Fleur was definitely a compelling character in Four Souls but I missed her true perspective I elt we were seeing her actions through the eyes of another Special Topics in Calamity Physics for the majority of the novel I wanted to be inside her head and understand her motivations and anxieties and I missed that intimate character study However the portions of the novel narrated by Nanapush were even witty and sly than his portion in Tracks He had me laughing out loud as his craftiness unfolding Ultimately whether or not this stands on its own twoeet without Tracks it was enjoyable Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks for me and I am so glad I started reading this series Four Souls picks up where Tracks leaves off and with Fleur Pillager heading to take her revenge on the man Mauser who stole her land I enjoy a good revenge story and especially one that isn t exactly straightforward I was so happy to have Nanapush back as a narrator and getting to hear what he was up to as wellWe are also introduced to Polly Elizabeth as a narrator the sister in law of Mauser who is a great contrast to Nanapush Reading this together with Tracks is such a great andulfilling experience Both can easily be stand alones but together are also a perfect pair Definitely stories I would love to revisi. Taking possession of their ancestral lands What promises to be a straightforward tale of revenge however slowly metamorphoses into a complex evocation of human nature The story of anger and retribution that begins in Tracks becomes a story of healing and love in Four Sou.
a book descriptionAuthor Biography Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted prolific and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists Born in 1954 in Little Falls Minnesota she grew up mostly in Wahpeton North Dakota where her parents taught at Bureau of Indian Affairs schools Her fiction reflects aspects of her mixed heritage German through her father and French and Ojibwa through her mother She worked at various jobs such as hoeing sugar beets farm work waitressing short order cooking lifeguarding and construction work before becoming a writer She attended the Johns Hopkins creative writing program and received fellowships at the McDowell Colony and the Yaddo Colony After she was named writer in residence at Dartmouth she married professor Michael Dorris and raised several children some of them adopted She and Michael became a picture book husband and wife writing team though they wrote only one truly collaborative novel The Crown of Columbus 1991 The Antelope Wife was published in 1998 not long after her separation from Michael and his subseuent suicide Some reviewers believed they saw in The Antelope Wife the anguish Erdrich must have felt as her marriage crumbled but she has stated that she is unconscious of having mirrored any real life eventsShe is the author of four previous bestselling andaward winning novels including Love Medicine; The Beet ueen; Tracks; and The Bingo Palace She also has written two collections of poetry Jacklight and Baptism of Desire Her fiction has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle 1984 and The Los Angeles Times 1985 and has been translated into fourteen languages Several of her short stories have been selected for O Henry awards and for inclusion in the annual Best American Short Story anthologies The Blue Jay's Dance a memoir of motherhood was her first nonfiction work and her children's book Grandmother's Pigeon has been published by Hyperion Press She lives in Minnesota with her children who help her run a small independent bookstore called The Birchbark