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The Painted Drum (Paperback)

Author:  Louise Erdrich
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Format: Paperback Large Print
ISBN-10: 0060834293
ISBN-13: 9780060834296
Sku: 31166901
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Pages:  406
Age Range:  NA
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When Faye is asked to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town, she stops dead in her tracks when she finds a rare drum - a powerful yet delicate object. From Faye's discovery, we trace the drum's passage and discover how it changes the lives of those whose paths it crosses.
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.


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:   Large Print Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0406
Product attributePublisher:   HarperLargePrint
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