A Reader's Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich by Peter Beidler, Gay Barton

By Peter Beidler, Gay Barton

This article goals to pilot the reader throughout the maze of Louise Erdrich's interlocking worlds. half 1 offers a skeletal define of every kinfolk incorporated within the novels; and half 2, a dictionary of characters, kinds the guts of the booklet.

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Lulu’s extended family in Love Medicine. back and stabs her in the hand. On her way down the hill not long afterwards, Marie is accosted by Nector Kashpaw. 1934–1935 Marie and Nector marry. Lulu goes to Moses Pillager’s island, where she becomes pregnant. Before the baby is born, Lulu leaves Moses and returns to town. Marie and Nector’s first child, Gordie, is born. 1935–1936 Lulu’s first son by Moses Pillager is born (we do not know his first name, but his last is Nanapush). ) Son and daughter born to Marie and Nector.

1963 Bonita is born to Lulu and a Mexican man. ) Gerry kicks a cowboy in the groin and starts the first of many jail terms. c. 1965 Lipsha Morrissey is born to Gerry and June, then taken to Marie and Nector to be raised. ) Henry Junior and Lyman buy a red convertible. 1970 Henry Junior goes to Vietnam. 1973 Henry Junior returns from Vietnam. He and Albertine chance to meet in Fargo, where Albertine loses her virginity to him. 1974 Henry Junior drowns himself in the Red River, watched by Lyman, who is unable to save him.

Winter 1912–1913 Consumption ravages the reservation, wiping out Nanapush’s and Fleur’s families. Nanapush rescues the nearly dead Fleur and nurses her back to life. 24 A Reader’s Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich Mirage Lying Down Grass the Dove ? Nanapush Margaret Kashpaw the Unexpected Standing in a Stone “Thomas” White Beads Red Cradle “Lulu” Chart 6. Nanapush’s extended family in Tracks. Chart 7. Fleur’s family in Tracks. Summer 1913 Fleur goes to Argus, works at Kozka’s, and in off-hours plays poker with Lily Veddar, Tor Grunewald, and Dutch James.

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