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Tales of Burning Love (Paperback)

Author:  Louise Erdrich
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060928360
ISBN-13: 9780060928360
Sku: 30004366
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5.25H x 8.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  464
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In her boldest and most darkly humorous novel yet, award-winning, critically acclaimed author Louise Erdrich tells the intimate and powerful stories of five Great Plains women whose lives are connected through one man. "Shockingly beautiful prose. . . . A generous and wise book that stakes out its own territory of desire".--"San Francisco Chronicle".
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In her boldest and most darkly humorous novel yet, award-winning, critically acclaimed and bestselling novelist Louise Erdrich tells the intimate and powerful stories of five Great Plains women whose lives are connected through one man. Stranded in a North Dakota blizzard, Jack Mauser's former wives huddle for warmth and pass the endless night by remembering the stories of how each came to love, marry and ultimately move beyond Jack. At times painful, at times heartbreaking and often times comic, their tales become the adhesive that holds them together in their love for Jack and in their lives as women. Erdrich, with her characteristic powers of observation and luminescent prose, brings these women's unforgettable stories to life with astonishing candor and warmth. Filled with keen perceptions about the apparatus for survival, the force of passion and the necessity of hope, Tales of Burning Love is a tour de force from one of the most formidable American writers at work today.
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Stranded in a North Dakota blizzard, Jack Mauser's five former wives huddle for warmth and pass the endless night by remembering the stories of how each came to love, marry, and, ultimately, move beyond Jack. At times painful, at times heartbreaking, and oftentimes comic, their tales become the adhesive that holds them together--in their love for Jack and in their lives as women.

Praise

Washington Post Book World
"Gleefully, Erdrich sets out to explore a wide spectrum of gaudy emotional states....[She] exploits the savory possibilities of the situation to the full....Erdrich revels in all of this--the physical disorder, emotional chaos, the succulent awfulness of the characters." - Roxana Robinson 04/21/1996

New York Times Book Review
"Romantic love, religious ecstasy, the strange mixture of devotion and misunderstanding that runs through families--all are steeped together. The result is a rich and fragrant infusion....Miracles and possibilities come together here to produce a kind of earthly magic that is more potent than magic realism....Ms. Erdrich's saints are nearly as lively as her sinners, and that's a real achievement." - Mark Childress 05/12/1996

Los Angeles Times Book Review
"[A] comic, expansive book....[T]his is a deeply, almost reverently sexual novel. It is completion, absolution, forgetfulness and memory all at once. TALES OF BURNING LOVE, like all of Erdrich's novels, is a book about recovering from the belief that you can stand alone." - Verlyn Klinkenborg 06/16/1996

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0464
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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