Book summary: The Antelope Wife

1998 BY LOUISE ERDRICH

One of America's most celebrated authors offers a powerful story suffused with a Native American sense of magic.

Originally an important hunting ground for the Ojibway, the city of Minneapolis draws from nearby reservations many Native people, people who infuse the city with a strong and ongoing Native presence as well as a potent indigenous past. This story brings to life the people who live in or around this midwestern city. And like a modern city itself, it portrays people of all backgrounds and is a mixture of vibrant cultures and ideas. But also like a modern city, it has an edge, troubled by violence.

New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich has twice won the National MagazineAward and her work has been included in both the O. Henry and the Best American collectionsseveral times.

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