The Round House
A NovelBook - 2012
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Virgo readers will resonate with the loyal character of Joe Coutz, an Ojibwe teen living on a North Dakota reservation. Joe must track down the man that brutally attacked his mother, who has slipped into a deep depression, while also balancing life as a Native American teengaer.
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Joe lives on an Indian reservation in the 60's with his parents and extended family. When his mother is brutally raped by a white man, Joe's life changes forever. Since his father's authority as a judge does not extend to crimes by whites on the reservation, Joe decides to exact revenge himself. This novel was an eye-opener to the plight of Indians. In the afterward, Erdrich says that 1 in 3 Indian women are raped by whites. I enjoyed learning about Indian history and culture. Much of the dialog was amusing.
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