Journeying to Minneapolis, where she plans to avenge the loss of her family's land to a deceptive, wealthy white man, a young Native American woman finds herself tangled within a complex relationship, in a cassette version that also includes Tracks, inwhich a young Indian women defects from her No...
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Four Souls/Tracks Reviews
Really liked it, especially towards the end. Erdrich uses dark humor and imagery to tell the story of Fleur Pillager, the strong-willed Anishinabe woman who goes to the "big city" to track down and destroy the man who stole her land. Reading this book inspired me to get the book A Reader's Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich which, among other helpful things, features family trees of all of the different characters in all of her books. Since they are all inter-related and she tells different parts of the same stories, from multiple viewpoints, in different books, the genealogies are extremely helpful.I listened to this novel on CD, and the reader was excellent--quite adept at creating distinct voices of various characters who narrated the story.Again, I thought this book was very good. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone just starting to read Erdrich's novels--I would read The Beet Queen or even Love Medicine first. But Four Souls is a great addition to her canon and I encourage almost everyone to at least try her work. It's quirky, but worth it!
Four Souls was first, then Tracks. I was engaged with the first book but sort of lost interest during the second, although it was the backstory to the first book, it didn't really matter. I wonder why they put these two books together like this?
"Four Souls" was a bit of a disappointment, only because I hold Erdrich in such high regard and have really loved some of her other novels. "The Round House," for example, is one of the best books I've read this year.
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