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Title:The Plague of Doves
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Number of Pages:313
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Mystery, Novels

The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Plague of Doves p The unsolved murder of a farm family still haunts the white small town of Pluto North Dakota generations after the vengeance exacted and the distortions of fact transformed the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation p p Part Ojibwe part white Evelina Harp is an ambitious young girl prone to falling hopelessly in love Mooshum Evelina s grandfather is a repository of family and tribal history with an all too intimate knowledge of the violent past And Judge Antone Bazil Coutts who bears witness understands the weight of historical injustice better than anyone Through the distinct and winning voices of three unforgettable narrators the collective stories of two interwoven communities ultimately come together to reveal a final wrenching truth p

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