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Crying out to heaven for justice.,
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This review is from: The Round House (Kindle Edition)
In Round House, we are taken to the world of the reservation through the eyes of Joe. His father is a Justice and his mother works the census, thus knowing the secrets of the world around them. When his mother is brutally raped, Joe roams his world seeking to find a way to return his mother to the world of the living and protect her. He and his best friend Cappy come to understand what passes for justice on the reservation. On his search, we are taught the inner world of spirituality that he inhabits and the adults teach and reveal to him. From his family he learns the basis of his moral code, and a priest describes the sins that cry out to heaven for justice.
Enrich uses details to paint this world. Adults remember the first Birkenstocks seen on the reservation. Joe and his friends locate a stash of Hamm's beer and try to determine what type of person left that brand. The houses are so clearly described, we can envision ourselves walking into them.
The people who live here are also vivid to our minds. Their clothing and their walks reveal themselves to the reader.
These characters are diverse and open to our hearts. Erdrich builds a masterful novel which is well worth the read. When it ends, we blink our eyes startled to return to our chairs.
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Initial post: Dec 12, 2012 8:19:21 AM PST
Rogene D. Paskins says:
I'm very interested in getting Round House on my kindle, but when I read a few pages, 2 of the pages were missing. Would someone tell me if they found pages missing in their kindle version of this book?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 8:29:52 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
No. I purchased the Kindle version for school, and all of the pages were present, and formatting was correct.
It could be that they intentionally left out some pages from the "preview".
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