The Antelope Wife

The Antelope Wife A Fiercely Imagined Tale Of Love And Loss, A Story That Manages To Transform Tragedy Into Comic Redemption, Sorrow Into Heroic Survival New York Times A Beguiling Family Saga.A Captivating Jigsaw Puzzle Of Longing And Loss Whose Pieces Form An Unforgettable Image Of Contemporary Native American Life PeopleA New York Times Bestselling Author, A Pulitzer Prize Finalist, And Winner Of The National Book Critics Circle Award, Louise Erdrich Is An Acclaimed Chronicler Of Life And Love, Mystery And Magic Within The Native American Community A Hauntingly Beautiful Story Of A Mysterious Woman Who Enters The Lives Of Two Families And Changes Them Forever, Erdrich S Classic Novel, The Antelope Wife, Has Enthralled Readers For Than A Decade With Its Powerful Themes Of Fate And Ancestry, Tragedy And Salvation Now The Acclaimed Author Of Shadow Tag And The Plague Of Doves Has Radically Revised This Already Masterful Work, Adding A New Richness To The Characters And Story While Bringing Its Major Themes Into Sharper Focus, As It Ingeniously Illuminates The Effect Of History On Families And Cultures, Ojibwe And White. It s human nature to want people to like what you like, but when they resist, pointing to reasons they should like it is like explaining a joke No laughing, no liking Such it is with my friend and Louise Erdrich I m a HUGE fan of Louise I consider her among the top five living writers in the country, perhaps the top ten in the world If you took the trouble, as few do, to scroll through the archives of writerworking.net, you d see how highly I regard her work and why Yet, I hadn t read the It s human nature to want people to like what you like, but when they resist, pointing to reasons they should like it is like explaining a joke No laughing, no liking Such it is with my friend and Louise Erdrich I m
The Antelope Wife combines Native mysticism and legend with the multi generational stories of the Roy and Shawano families Linked by one woman, she will bring their destinies full circle.Written in lyrical prose and infused with haunting imagery, the story alternates between grief and acceptance, with a rare glimpse of joy I only started to enjoy the book about halfway through The characters and stories before that come and go quickly and with little ceremony, which made it hard to figure out The Antelope Wife combines Native mysticism and legend with the multi generationa
At first when I picked up this book, I didn t know what I was getting into The first few pages of the novel feel disjointed, I couldn t quite tell whose perspective I was reading at any given time It took me a while to get on board with Erdrich s 1997 novel which turns out to be fucking spectacular.If you like Magical Realism I feel the need to point that out early on enough in my review so those who are opposed to that classification can skim this review since it may not be appealing to all At first when I picked up this book, I didn t know what I was getting into The first few pages of the novel feel disjointed, I couldn t quite tell whose perspective I was reading at any given time It took me a while to get on board with Erdrich s 1997 novel which turns out to be fucking spectacular.If you like Magical Realism I feel the need to point that out early on enough in my review so those who are opposed to that classification can skim this review since it may not be appealing to all.I m not always into Magical Realism either, but when it works, it works And this one works.The story follows the Roy and Shawano families over however many years I hesitate to call it an epic, because as far as epics go, this is a short novel less than 250 pages But Erdrich manages to include so much family history without going overboard All of their stories are here, b
The best part of this book is the dog s perspective in this scene I learned early Eat anything you can at any time Fast Bolt it down Stay cute, but stay elusive Don t let them think twice when they ve got the hatchet out I see cold steel, I m gone Believe it And there are all sorts of illnesses we dread Avoid the bite of the fox It is madness Avoid all bats Avoid all black and white striped moving objects And slow things with spiny quills Avoid all the humans when they get into a f The best part of this book is the dog s perspective in this scene I learned early Eat anything you can at any time Fast Bolt it down Stay cute, but stay elusive Don t let them think twice when they ve got the hatchet out I see cold steel, I m gone Believe it And there are all sorts of illnesses we dread Avoid the bite of the fox It is madness Avoid all bats Avoid all black and white striped moving objects And slow things with spiny quills Avoid all the humans when they get into a feasting mood Get near the tables fast, though, once the food is cooked Stay close to their feet Stay ready.But don t steal from their plates.Avoid medicine men Snakes boys with BB guns Anything ropelike or ea
Erdrich strikes again with her usual heady mix of poetic prose and magical realism I just love her writing This particular novel took a little while to get going for me and I did find myself struggling to work out exactly who was who for a bit I could have done with a family tree to refer to I th
I hoped that I would like this book, but it was too fragmented, disjointed It had great potential to be a reflective and philosophical journey, but ultimately the points didn t connect the kidnapped antelope woman Sweetheart Calico was supposed to be the link that connected all the events and characters of the book, but it just didn t hold water I didn t have a single emotional connection with the story or characters during any point of the book Considering the treading into the spiritual I hoped that I would like this book, but it was too fragmented, disjointed It had great potential to be a reflective and philosophical journey, but ultimately the points didn t connect the kidnapped antelope woman Sweetheart Calico was supposed to be the link that connected all the events and characters of the book, but
Louise Erdrich s works seem woven with textures of destinies, families, and histories This book is no exception.Frequently painful to read because of the emotional damage inherited by and inflicted by the characters in this tale, this book is nonetheless a rewarding experience because of the human redemption achieved by a few key members of this tangled family web.The melodic and mystical prose guides the reader through worlds of tragedy, comedy, damnation, and salvation Although not religous, Louise Erdrich s works seem woven with textures of destinies, families, and histories This book is no exception.Frequently painful to read because of the emotional damage inherited by and inflicted by the characters in this tale, this book is nonetheless a rewarding experience because of the human redemption achieved by a few key members of this tangled family web.The melodic and mystical prose guides the reader through worlds of tr
Beautiful At times, it takes me a while to slow down enough as a reader to appreciate Erdrich when I do, it is always rewarding I keep reading her novels in snatches, here and there, and because they are so entwined, I know there is a lot I am probably missing I would like to eventually
I loved this novel which is both magical and realistic This is the first time I ve read anything from Louise Erdrich I really appreciate her style and the way she combines myth and reality A very thought provoking read I am looking forward to readingbooks from her. A multi generational story that blends Native beliefs with issues like domestic abuse, alcoholism, and suicide, to name only a few The whole dynamic of clashing cultures, especially the internal struggles of urban Natives, fascinated me it s something I hadn t yet been exposed to in my reading Some bloods they go together like water the French Ojibwas You mix those up and it is all one person Like me Others are a little less predictable You make a person from a German and an Indian, for A multi generational

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Antelope Wife
  • Louise Erdrich
  • English
  • 14 October 2017
  • 0060187263