Erdrich's inspired portrait of her own tribe's resilient heritage masterfully encompasses an array of characters and historical events. Erdrich remains an essential voice.
Erdrich orchestrates a rich community tale
Erdrich is one of the greatest living American writers
A knowing, loving evocation of people trying to survive with their personalities and traditions intact.
A work of distinct luminosity . . . Erdrich traces the indelible traumas of racism and sexual violence and celebrates the vitality and depth of Chippewa life . . . Bestselling and much-honored Erdrich is at her radiant best in this dramatic tale
[The Night Watchman is] Erdrich´s stunning new novel . . . Thomas Washushk, the character who lovingly hops off the page, is based on Erdrich´s own grandfather . . . Erdrich weaves the stories of other beautifully crafted characters against the backdrop of an impoverished reservation . . . The connection between Erdrich´s characters and the natural world is unbreakable, and some of her most evocative passages are dedicated to this relationship . . . Erdrich has chosen a story that is near to her heart, and it shines through on every page.
Erdrich's restless eye captures movements and years of the North Dakota reservation's hardscrabble life and rich traditions . . . A beguiling storyteller
A moving account of people trying to cling on to their identity in a hostile world.