"Four Souls" by Louise Erdrich

Novel, 2004

Family story of native American Indians and the dispossession and dissolution of their land and fortune. While this is a story which deals with gambling and drink, there’s a sense of legends in the making, awe and power, often magical, in the rituals and activities of the women and the savage buffoonery of the men. If the switching of the narrative between characters occasionally stymies the overall flow, there’s a wonderful atmosphere of loss, hope and retribution built and sustained throughout.

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