Fresh off of receiving the Pulitzer Prize for her brilliant novel, The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich, whom we have known since her first book of poems, Jacklight, and her first novel, Love Medicine, over thirty-five years ago, is virtually back via Seattle Arts & Lectures for her newest novel, The Sentence (Harper). That a small independent bookstore in Minneapolis plays a central role is apt. As if writing (and sometimes illustrating) the amazing books she has (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s books) wasn’t enough, she has also owned the wonderful Birchbark Books and helped support the publication of books in Ojibwe/Anishinaabe.
This new book: “Scintillating…More than a gripping ghost story, The Sentence offers profound insights into the effects of the global pandemic and the collateral damage of systemic racism. It adds up to one of Erdrich’s most…illuminating works to date.” -Publishers Weekly.
“The many-hued, finely patterned weave of Erdrich’s funny, evocative, painful, and redemptive ghost story includes strands of autobiography…Erdrich’s insights into what her city Minneapolis experienced in 2020 are piercing; all her characters are enthralling, and her dramatization of why books are essential to our well-being is resounding.” -Booklist.
Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures (virtual only).