The Round HouseBook - 2012 | First edition.
From Library Staff
A powerful novel about a crime, a family, and an Ojibwe boy thrust into an adult world too soon.
With lyrical prose and a strong sense of place, The Round House takes an intimate and bleak look at tribal justice and the bonds of family.
What is justice, when your horribly abused mother is caught in such a tangle of modern laws that none will take her on? Check out Erdrich's Birchbark House series for a younger audience.
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Joe lives on an Indian reservation in the 60's with his parents and extended family. When his mother is brutally raped by a white man, Joe's life changes forever. Since his father's authority as a judge does not extend to crimes by whites on the reservation, Joe decides to exact revenge himself. This novel was an eye-opener to the plight of Indians. In the afterward, Erdrich says that 1 in 3 Indian women are raped by whites. I enjoyed learning about Indian history and culture. Much of the dialog was amusing.
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