Four Souls (Paperback)
Harper Perennial, 9780060935221, 240pp.
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
From New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes a haunting novel that continues the rich and enthralling Ojibwe saga begun in her novel Tracks.
After taking her mother’s name, Four Souls, for strength, the strange and compelling Fleur Pillager walks from her Ojibwe reservation to the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. She is seeking restitution from and revenge on the lumber baron who has stripped her tribe’s land. But revenge is never simple, and her intentions are complicated by her dangerous compassion for the man who wronged her.
About the Author
Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her debut novel, Love Medicine, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Erdrich has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.
Praise For Four Souls: A Novel…
— Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
“Stunning flights of lyricism.”
— San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“Vividly evoked …A welcome addition, then, to a uniquely enthralling and important American story.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Fleur’s story, along with comic subplots involving the narrators, is marked by imagery both poetic and moving.”
— Library Journal
“Great originality and charm.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“FOUR SOULS juxtaposes … the ribald and the elegiac.”
— Atlantic Monthly