The Painted Drum (Paperback)

Author: Erdrich, Louise

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Discovering a cache of valuable Native American artifacts while appraising a family estate in New Hampshire, Faye Travers investigates the history of a ceremonial drum, which possesses spiritual powers and changes the lives of people who encounter it. By the author of Love Medicine. Readers Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. *Author: Erdrich, Louise *Publication Date: 2006/08/16 *Number of Pages: 276 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060515119
SKU 202434925
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060515112
Release Date 8/16/2006
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Louise Erdrich
Erdrich's mother was Chippewa, her father German, and she was raised in North Dakota near the Chippewa reservation where her grandparents lived--a setting for much of her work. She attended Dartmouth, where she met the writer Michael Dorris, whom she married in 1981, and from whom she separated shortly before his suicide in 1997. Erdrich and Dorris collaborated on several of their fiction works. In her novels and short stories, Erdrich writes about her Native-American heritage, often transplanting characters from one book to another. Her dominant theme is the struggle to retain traditional Native-American values in the face of poverty, racism, and the pervasiveness of white culture.
Praise
"Hard to believe, but Erdrich just keeps getting better."
"Gracefully weaving many threads, Erdrich details the multigenerational history surrounding the drum....Erdrich crafts a provocative read elevated by beautiful imagery, as when children near death fly off like skeletal ravens."
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Annotation An art dealer named Faye Travers returns to the Ojibwe reservation where her grandmother lives, bringing with her a painted drum she discovered in the art collection of a man whose grandfather was an agent there for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The drum has many stories to tell, and those come to life when it is returned to its home. Louise Erdrich weaves the story of the drum into the story of Faye's family in this multigenerational saga.
Editors Note Discovering a cache of valuable Native American artifacts while appraising a family estate in New Hampshire, Faye Travers investigates the history of a ceremonial drum, which possesses spiritual powers and changes the lives of people who encounter it. By the author of Love Medicine. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Editors Note 2 While appraising the estate of a New Hampshire family descended from a North Dakota Indian agent, Faye Travers is startled to discover a rare moose skin and cedar drum fashioned long ago by an Ojibwe artisan. And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time, following the strange passage of a powerful yet delicate instrument, and revealing the extraordinary lives it has touched and defined. Compelling and unforgettable, Louise Erdrich's Painted Drum explores the often fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, the strength of family, and the intricate rhythms of grief with all the grace, wit, and startling beauty that characterizes this acclaimed author's finest work.
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Number of Pages 0276
Publisher Harper Perennial

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