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Great Literature Discussion: The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Online)
July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary works will be discussed based on what can be found in the text in order to enrich each other’s interpretation of the novel/novella. All are welcome to join and any edition or translation of the book under discussion can be used. Read the work in advance and be prepared to discuss the aspects of interest to you by referring to specific related text and reading it to the group. Moderated by Ethical NYC member Gunther Tielemans. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.
This novel plays on a North Dakota Ojibwa reservation in the late 1980s and brings up conflicts of jurisdiction and sovereignty. A heinous crime has been committed against Geraldine on the rez. Her husband, who is a judge, and their 13-year-old son Joe have their own ways of dealing with the situation. The main focus of this book, vibrant with woods, lakeside beaches and legendary local characters, is the coming-of-age of Joe.
The Boston Globe called it one of Erdrich’s very best novels: “concentrated, suspenseful and morally profound.”
For access information, please contact Gunther.