The Round House In Erdrich's new novel The Round House , justice isn't simple. When an Ojibwe woman gets assaulted, the tribal judge must answer difficult questions: Was… The Round House In Erdrich's new novel The Round House , justice isn't simple. When an Ojibwe woman gets assaulted, the tribal judge must answer difficult questions: Was… 2012-10-02 Fiction Harper Paperbacks
Book Review

The Round House (2012)

SWEET REVENGE The novel chronicles an Ojibwe woman's pursuit of justice after her assault
SWEET REVENGE The novel chronicles an Ojibwe woman's pursuit of justice after her assault
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Oct 02, 2012; Writer: Louise Erdrich; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

In Erdrich's new novel The Round House, justice isn't simple. When an Ojibwe woman gets assaulted, the tribal judge must answer difficult questions: Was the assailant white or Native? Did the attack take place on tribal land? Further complicating matters, the judge is married to the victim, and their 13-year-old son, Joe, who narrates with all the raw emotion and crude humor of a real teenager, wants to settle matters himself. It's a gripping mystery with a moral twist: Revenge might be the harshest punishment, but only for the victims. A-

Originally posted Sep 26, 2012 Published in issue #1227 Oct 05, 2012 Order article reprints