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The night watchman : a novel / Louise Erdrich.

Erdrich, Louise, (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009298531 New Large Print Fiction Checked Out 07/20/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062979131
  • ISBN: 0062979132
  • Physical Description: 612 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First Harper Large Print Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
It is 1953. Thomas Wazhashk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before Congress. The US Government calls it an 'emancipation' bill; but it isn't about freedom - it threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land, their very identity. How can he fight this betrayal? Unlike most of the girls on the reservation, Pixie - 'Patrice' - Paranteau has no desire to wear herself down on a husband and kids. She works at the factory, earning barely enough to support her mother and brother, let alone her alcoholic father who sometimes returns home to bully her for money. But Patrice needs every penny to get if she's ever going to get to Minnesota to find her missing sister Vera.
Subject: Ojibwa Indians > Government relations > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Indians of North America > North Dakota > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Government relations > Fiction.
Indian termination policy > Fiction.
Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation (N.D.) > Fiction.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota > Officials and employees > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Historical fiction.

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