Harper Academic

The Round House

A Novel

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 09/24/2013

Price: $17.00

The Round House

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The Round House

A Novel

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 09/24/2013

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Price: $17.00

About the Book

National Book Award

Winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction

This exquisitely told story set on the Ojibwe reservation in contemporary North Dakota follows a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family. 

Freshman Common Read: University of Minnesota, University of Oregon, University of Missouri

Critical Praise

“Wise and suspenseful…Erdrich’s voice as well as her powers of insight and imagination fully infuse this novel…She writes so perceptively and brilliantly about the adolescent passion for justice that one is transported northward to her home territory.” - Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune

“Erdrich has given us a multitude of narrative voices and stories. Never before has she given us a novel with a single narrative voice so smart, rich and full of surprises as she has in The Round House…and, I would argue, her best so far.” - NPR/All Thing's Considered

“THE ROUND HOUSE is filled with stunning language that recalls shades of Faulkner, García Márquez and Toni Morrison. Deeply moving, this novel ranks among Erdrich’s best work, and it is impossible to forget.” - USA Today

“Emotionally compelling…Joe is an incredibly endearing narrator, full of urgency and radiant candor…the story he tells transforms a sad, isolated crime into a revelation about how maturity alters our relationship with our parents, delivering us into new kinds of love and pain.” - Ron Charles, Washington Post

“The novel showcases her [Erdrich’s] extraordinary ability to delineate the ties of love, resentment, need, duty and sympathy that bind families together…[a] powerful novel.” - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

“A gripping mystery with a moral twist: Revenge might be the harshest punishment, but only for the victims. A-” - Entertainment Weekly

“Moving, complex, and surprisingly uplifting…likely to be dubbed the Native American TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” - Parade, Fall's Best Books

“Erdrich never shields the reader or Joe from the truth…She writes simply, without flourish.” - Philadelphia Inquirer

“An artfully balanced mystery, thriller and coming-of-age story…this novel will have you reading at warp speed to see what happens next.” - Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Erdrich’s bittersweet contemplation of love and friendship, morality and generativity…result in a tender, tough coming-of-age tale.” - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062065254
  • ISBN 10: 0062065254
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/24/2013
  • Trimsize: 5.310 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.820 in (d)
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: $17.00
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal