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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,398 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louise Erdrich Narrator: Louise Erdrich Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“A fiercely imagined tale of love and loss, a story that manages to transform tragedy into comic redemption, sorrow into heroic survival.”
New York Times

“[A] beguiling family saga….A captivating jigsaw puzzle of longing and loss whose pieces form an unforgettable image of contemporary Native American life.”
People

A New York Times bestselling author, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Louise Erdrich is an acclaimed chronicler of life and love, mystery and magic within the Native American community. A hauntingly beautiful story of a mysterious woman who enters the lives of two families and changes them forever, Erdrich’s classic novel, The Antelope Wife, has enthralled readers for more than a decade with its powerful themes of fate and ancestry, tragedy and salvation. Now the acclaimed author of Shadow Tag and The Plague of Doves has radically revised this already masterful work, adding a new richness to the characters and story while bringing its major themes into sharper focus, as it ingeniously illuminates the effect of history on families and cultures, Ojibwe and white.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fiercely imagined tale of love and loss, a story that manages to transform tragedy into comic redemption, sorrow into heroic survival.”

    New York Times

  • “[A] beguiling family saga….A captivating jigsaw puzzle of longing and loss whose pieces form an unforgettable image of contemporary Native American life.”

    People

  • “Richly cadenced, deeply textured, Erdrich’s writing has the luster and sheen of poetry.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “'[An] extraordinary new offering of history, lore, obsession, loss, and love. Beautifully, extravagantly, in narrative fragments that mix metaphor and story, Erdrich creates a seemingly haphazard, totally absorbing series of oblique snapshots of these characters.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A sensuous novel…[and] a beautifully articulated tale of intertwined relationships among succeeding generations.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stunningly imagined…This is realism at its most magical, in a novel as satisfying as any Erdrich has written.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 1999 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
  • A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Naimi | 2/13/2014

    " I have loved the other Louise Erdrich books that I read, even though she recycles many of her characters and names. This is the first of the Indian series that I picked up and I hated it. I couldn't even finish this book. I made it halfway through and was so confused by the timeline and characters that it wasn't worth it to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/9/2014

    " Follows several Native Americans interwoven with traditional Native American tales. I'm sure I missed all allegorical notes within the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Louis | 2/8/2014

    " A very interesting read. The narratives were largely beautiful; whimsical at times. The cast is vast, so attention is needed so as not to miss the details. There was even a chapter written by a dog, which was rather entertaining. History, love, family relations are beautifully woven in this remarkable story. It's about connection between generations, between family members, and between human and the world they live in. And between human and the animals around them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin | 2/7/2014

    " Pretty much anything by Louise Erdrich is good. Really good. "

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