The Antelope Wife

The Antelope Wife

A Novel

Book - 1998
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The Antelope Wife extends the branches of the families who populate Louise Erdrich's earlier novels, and once again, her unsentimental, unsparing writing captures the Native American sense of despair, magic, and humor. Rooted in myth and set in contemporary Minneapolis, this poetic and haunting story spans a century, at the center of which is a mysterious and graceful woman known as the Antelope Wife. Elusive, silent, and bearing a mystical link to nature, she embodies a complicated quest for love and survival that impacts lives in unpredictable ways. Her tale is an unforgettable tapestry of ancestry, fate, harrowing tragedy, and redemption, that seems at once modern and eternal.
Publisher: New York : HarperFlamingo, 1998
ISBN: 9780060930073
Branch Call Number: F ERD NVD
Characteristics: xii, 240 p
Alternative Title: Antelope wife


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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 28, 2014

Born an Ojibwa Indian, Erdich tells her tales with poetry, longing and vision. Her characters 'are scattered like beads off a necklace and put back together in new patterns, new strings. In them you see the depth of spirit life.'

Oct 17, 2011

Humm - I liked this book - I just didn't love it . Reminded me of "Tales of Burning Love" ( had a very "desparate" quality to it ). Regardless , LE is still the best fiction writer in the U.S. today

Sep 19, 2011

I loved this novel which is both magical and realistic. It is the first time I've read anything from Louise Erdrich. I really appreciate her style, they way she combines myth and reality. A very thought provoking read! I am looking forward to reading more books from her!

Aug 14, 2008

This is the second of Erdrich's books I've read, and almost as good as the first. Interesting stories, interesting characters, very well written and excruciatingly funny in places.

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