The Antelope Wife

The Antelope Wife

A Novel

Book - 1998
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperFlamingo, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060187262
0060187263
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: xii, 240 p. ; 25 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 28, 2014

Born an Ojibwa Indian, Erdich tells her tales with poetry, longing and vision. Her characters 'are scattered like beads off a necklace and put back together in new patterns, new strings. In them you see the depth of spirit life.'

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LDPBLM
Oct 17, 2011

Humm - I liked this book - I just didn't love it . Reminded me of "Tales of Burning Love" ( had a very "desparate" quality to it ). Regardless , LE is still the best fiction writer in the U.S. today

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lorcha
Sep 19, 2011

I loved this novel which is both magical and realistic. It is the first time I've read anything from Louise Erdrich. I really appreciate her style, they way she combines myth and reality. A very thought provoking read! I am looking forward to reading more books from her!

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mysteryfan
Aug 14, 2008

This is the second of Erdrich's books I've read, and almost as good as the first. Interesting stories, interesting characters, very well written and excruciatingly funny in places.

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