This Is The Story Of Father Damien Modeste, Priest To His Beloved People, The Ojibwe Modeste, Nearing The End Of His Life, Dreads The Discovery Of His Physical Identity For He Is A Woman Who Has Lived As A Man.For Than A Half Century, Father Damien Modeste Has Served His Beloved People, The Ojibwe, On The Remote Reservation Of Little No Horse To Complicate His Fears, His Quiet Life Changes When A Troubled Colleague Comes To The Reservation To Investigate The Life Of The Perplexing, Difficult, Possibly False Saint Sister Leopolda Father Damien Alone Knows The Strange Truth Of Sister Leopolda S Piety And Is Faced With The Most Difficult Decision Of His Life Should He Reveal All He Knows And Risk Everything Or Should He Manufacture A Protective History Though He Believes Leopolda S Wonder Working Is Motivated By Evil
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Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists Born in 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota, she grew up mostly in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where her parents taught at Bureau of Indian Affairs schools Her fiction reflects aspects of her mixed heritage German through her father, and French and Ojibwa through her mother She worked at various jobs, such as hoeing sugar beets, farm work, waitressing, short order cooking, lifeguarding, and construction work, before becoming a writer She attended the Johns Hopkins creative writing program and received fellowships at the McDowell Colony and the Yaddo Colony After she was named writer in residence at Dartmouth, she married professor Michael Dorris and raised several children, some of them adopted She and Michael became a picture book husband and wife writing team, though they wrote only one truly collaborative novel, The Crown of Columbus 1991.
The Antelope Wife was published in 1998, not long after her separation from Michael and his subsequent suicide Some reviewers believed they saw in The Antelope Wife the anguish Erdrich must have felt as her marriage crumbled, but she has stated that she is unconscious of having mirrored any real life events.
She is the author of four previous bestselling andaward winning novels, including Love Medicine The Beet Queen Tracks and The Bingo Palace She also has written two collections of poetry, Jacklight, and Baptism of Desire. Her fiction has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle 1984 and The Los Angeles Times 1985 , and has been translated into fourteen languages
Several of her short stories have been selected for O Henry awards and for inclusion in the annual Best American Short Story anthologies The Blue Jay s Dance, a memoir of motherhood, was her first nonfiction work, and her children s book, Grandmother s Pigeon, has been published by Hyperion Press She lives in Minnesota with her children, who help her run a small independent bookstore called The Birchbark.
- 637 pages
- The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
- Louise Erdrich
- 08 April 2017 Louise Erdrich