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The Painted Drum (Paperback)

Author:  Louise Erdrich
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060515112
ISBN-13: 9780060515119
Sku: 202434925
Publish Date: 8/16/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  276
Age Range:  NA
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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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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.
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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.
Author Bio
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.

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Kirkus Reviews
"Hard to believe, but Erdrich just keeps getting better." 06/01/2005

Publishers Weekly
"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." 06/27/2005

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0276
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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