The Red Convertible : Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008 (Paperback)

Author: Erdrich, Louise

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A collection of three dozen short works includes six previously unpublished pieces and offers insight into the authors use of plot twists and contrasting psychological landscapes. *Author: Erdrich, Louise *Subtitle: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008 *Publication Date: 2010/01/19 *Number of Pages: 496 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061536083
SKU 211424387
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0061536083
Release Date 1/1/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1.5T
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.
"[Erdrich] often goes deepest when provoking laughter.... In many places, I laughed or gasped aloud at the gorgeous absurdity of [her] plot twists....Our mortal hearts need stories like these."
"Not exactly realism, yet strangely realistic mythmaking." (Starred review.)
"[A] master tuner of the taut emotions that keen between parent and child, man and woman, brother and sister, man and beast..."
"Louise Erdrich is an immensely satisfying storyteller who molds her novels from the clay of her short fiction...This anthology returns 30 of those stories, which eventually became parts of 11 novels, to their original, unentangled forms. The book also includes six other stories, some of which are being published for the first time."
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Annotation Louise Erdrich is considered a master of the short story form. THE RED CONVERTIBLE contains 36 short stories selected from the last three decades of her superlative literary career.
Editors Note Three decades of short fiction by one of the most innovative and exciting writers of our day In Louise Erdrich's fictional world, the mystical can emerge from the everyday, the comic can turn suddenly tragic, and violence and splendor inhabit a single emotional landscape. The fantastic twists and leaps of her imagination are made all the more meaningful by the deeper truth of human feeling that underlies them. These thirty-six short works selected by the author herself—including five previously unpublished stories—are ordered chronologically as well as by theme and voice, each tale spellbinding in its boldness and beauty. The Red Convertible is a stunning literary achievement, the collected brilliance of a fearless and inventive writer.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0496
Publisher Harper Perennial

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