Emily A.

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The Round House: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062065254
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2013

This gripping, emotionally taut novel explores tricky issues of Native American sovereignty and legal jurisdiction through the eyes of a teenaged boy. His mother has escaped her would-be murderer, yet refuses to reveal his identity or name the place of the crime even knowing that one small lie would put the perpetrator behind bars and keep her family safe. Erdrich demonstrates that as humans, we can find common ground in the intrinsic desire for security and justice.