Tracks

Tracks

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Set in North Dakota at a time in this century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust between people erode ceaselessly, men and women are pushed to the brink of their endurance--yet their pride and humor prohibit surrender. The reader will experience shock and pleasure in encountering a group of characters that are compelling and rich in their vigor, clarity,and indomitable vitality.A young Indian women defects from her North Dakota tribe as it struggles to keep its land from the hands of an encroaching white society at the turn of the century

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From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes an arresting, lyrical novel set in North Dakota when Native Americans were fighting to keep their lands.

Set in North Dakota at a time in the past century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust between people erode ceaselessly, men and women are pushed to the brink of their endurance—yet their pride and humor prohibit surrender.

The reader will experience shock and pleasure in encountering characters that are compelling and rich in their vigor, clarity, and indomitable vitality.

“The author captures the passions, fears, myths, and doom of a living people, and she does so with an ease that leaves the reader breathless.”The New Yorker



Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, c1998
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed
ISBN: 9780060972455
0060972459
9780606128308
0606128301
9780780708242
0780708245
Branch Call Number: FICTION ERDRICH
Characteristics: 226 p. ; 21 cm

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HyndaKaka
Apr 18, 2019

There are two narrators in Tracks, Nanapush and Pauline, every other chapter jumps back and forth between the two, telling the same story in two very different views. Nanapush has very traditional views and ties to his family while Pauline has Christian views and is rapidly losing her mind during the course of the story.
This is the first Novel by Louise Erdrich that I have read, but it is definitely not the last!
I am jumping in Four Souls immediately!

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uncommonreader
Aug 24, 2018

A story set as indigenous people are trying to keep their land and are struggling as they are caught between traditional beliefs and Christianity. All of Erdrich's books are interesting and thought-provoking.

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Rock_Shadow
Aug 23, 2012

The book precedes Love Medicine, so it adds a lot more fullness to the family saga. It also explains some puzzling family relationships. There are tears and laughter, as in all Erdrich's books: loss of the Indian ancestral land is especially offset by the fun story twists and laughter that old Nanapush brings in. Very intense juxtaposition of old indian beliefs and christianity. Great read.

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