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The night watchman : a novel, Louise Erdrich

Label
The night watchman : a novel
Title
The night watchman
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louise Erdrich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1953. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before Congress. The US Government calls it an 'emancipation' bill; but it isn't about freedom - it threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land, their very identity. How can he fight this betrayal? Unlike most of the girls on the reservation, Pixie - 'Patrice' - Paranteau has no desire to wear herself down on a husband and kids. She works at the factory, earning barely enough to support her mother and brother, let alone her alcoholic father who sometimes returns home to bully her for money. But Patrice needs every penny to get if she's ever going to get to Minnesota to find her missing sister Vera. In The Night Watchman multi-award winning author Louise Erdrich weaves together a story of past and future generations, of preservation and progress. She grapples with the worst and best impulses of human nature, illuminating the loves and lives, desires and ambitions of her characters with compassion, wit and intelligence
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erdrich, Louise
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.R42
LC item number
N54 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Indians of North America
Target audience
adult
Label
The night watchman : a novel, Louise Erdrich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1140871377
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780062671189
Lccn
bl2019038613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1140871377
Label
The night watchman : a novel, Louise Erdrich
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1140871377
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780062671189
Lccn
bl2019038613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1140871377

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