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They are colorful, comical, lively, pensive, irreverent, determined, and complicated. The Night Watchman is a granddaughter's honorable blessing to those who came before her.
And no one does it like Louise Erdrich. I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review.
My thanks to HarperCollins Publishers and to the talented Louise Erdrich for the opportunity. View all 7 comments. I should have loved it. One reviewer wrote "Erdrich is a writer of splendid complications and digressions.
I wanted to stay with Patrice and felt frustrated by being pulled back and forth amongst the people and ghosts of Turtle Mountain Reservation.
Mar 30, Kathleen rated it it was amazing. Thomas Washashk, the night watchman at a jewel bearing plant, organizes, writes letters, and eventually makes his way to the House of Representatives to advocate for his people.
There is the issue of missing and murdered Native women. There is the resilience of a people that has to struggle for their very survival in the face of governmental malfeasance.
And there is the weird issue of Mormon missionaries seeking to convert Lamanites people of color so that their conversion will be reflected in the lightening of their skin.
How do the Catholic Chippewas react to that? But these are real people that deal with real-life problems too. Things like training for a boxing match, finding the right person to love, and dealing with flawed family members.
Oh yes, there will be magical realism and ghosts as well. Highly recommend. View all 11 comments.
I read halfway through and decided to set it aside for now. I know a lot of people love The Night Watchman and Louise Erdrich, so maybe check out some of their reviews for better insight!
BUT while I have you here Interestingly, while I was reading The Night Watchman , I saw a relatively small story break that had some parallels to the struggles faced by Thomas and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
In Cape Cod, Massachusetts the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been a recognized tribe of the Wampanoag people since But what launched this sudden backslide in American native policy—in the midst of a pandemic, no less?
Their very status as a tribe was challenged because a billionaire, Neil Bluhm, was denied a bid to build a casino on tribal land.
As retribution he funded an attack on their legitimacy as a tribe. This case was heard by no court and its status revoked solely by the current administration.
The president even tweeted about it while invoking a native slur. This particular move is unprecedented, but it comes out of the same playbook our country has been using against indigenous populations for centuries.
I encourage anyone who was outraged by the way the characters in this book were treated to extend those feelings towards the very real native communities that are still being targeted today.
View all 3 comments. Aug 10, Barbara rated it liked it. Thomas, based on the author's grandfather, was a brave and determined man.
His fight to prevent the enactment of the emancipation bill A. Native American Dispossession Act was beyond admirable. One would have to be heartless not to abhor senator Arthur Watkins and his self-righteous zeal.
Patrick Gourneau's story would have resonated with me more fully had it been written as non-fiction. Just as Killers of The Flower Moon oozed with the continued injustices our country has allowed and even endorsed, this legal battle was riveting enough.
I felt all the additional characters and events were distractors and took away from Thomas' fight. I have read more than a few Erdrich books.
She is a beautiful writer and her knowledge of Native American customs, culture, and lore is fascinating. The natural remedies, the workmanship involved in making a cradle, the burial rituals and beliefs about death, were extremely interesting.
These descriptions and the additional characters would have been better served in a separate book. Their stories are not bad, but not very unique either, unfortunately.
That was the case especially for the main ones Patrice, Thomas , and at times I found second characters more interesting Vera, their mother. I really enjoyed everything presented in it that was related to the Chippewa tribe and its traditions.
It was my first Erdrich, and even if I will not run to buy another one of her books, I will keep her in mind for future reads.
View 1 comment. In The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich has set her book in on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota where the titular character, Thomas Wazhashk, works as the night watchman at the jewel-bearing plant.
But he is also an important leader of his people and when he learns of government plans to dispossess them of their land, he organizes them to fight for their rights and takes the fight all the way to Washington DC.
The character of Thomas is based on Erdrich's grandfather and his ex In The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich has set her book in on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota where the titular character, Thomas Wazhashk, works as the night watchman at the jewel-bearing plant.
The character of Thomas is based on Erdrich's grandfather and his experiences. What a remarkable person! My favorite character though is Patrice 'Pixie' Paranteau, who is so curious about what life has in store for her, but wants to take her time doing things like falling in love and getting married.
Maybe there's more out there that she could be, besides wife and mother. In the meantime, she's helping support her family by working at the jewel-bearing plant and learning the old ways of her people from her mother.
One additional task she takes on is searching for the missing sister who followed her boyfriend to the big city and then disappeared.
They hear reports she has been seen with a baby. Can Pixie find them and bring them home? I enjoyed the touch of magical-realism that runs through the story, sometimes enlightening the situation when help is so desperately needed, through dreams or visitations.
Books like this help readers understand what life for non-whites has been like at different points in history in this country. You might know the cold, hard facts but now can empathize with what people have gone through.
A moving story told with depth of feeling and humor. View all 4 comments. Jun 22, Donna Davis rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: you.
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I cannot believe it has taken me this long to read the legendary novelist, Louise Erdrich. I had my reasons—wrong ones, as it turns out—and I am grateful to Net Galley and HarperCollins for the review copy, and thus helping me pull my head out of…the place where it was.
This excellent novel is for sale now. Let me explain, first off. Many years ago, I enrolled in an alternative graduate program that emphasized respect for all cultures and races, and which required, as a graduation requirement, a I cannot believe it has taken me this long to read the legendary novelist, Louise Erdrich.
Many years ago, I enrolled in an alternative graduate program that emphasized respect for all cultures and races, and which required, as a graduation requirement, attendance at a full day seminar listening to a locally famous Native storyteller.
The story was delivered in a monotone, with a good deal of repetition and no effort at summarization. My eyes glazed over, and I vowed to give it a miss.
When The Night Watchman drew early raves, I realized that my assumptions about Erdrich might be in error, and I hustled back to Net Galley to see if I might still score a galley.
The year is , and the place is the Turtle Mountain reservation in North Dakota. She has seen her friends do so and turn into old women overnight, shivering as they hang the wash to freeze dry in winter, and collecting snow to melt so that their children can take a bath.
No thanks. Not a trapping, hunting, or berry-gathering job, but a white people job. In the next town. Her mother said nothing but implied that she was grateful.
Vera had a plaid dress, a Toni home permanent, white anklets, for her trip to Minneapolis. And Patrice was putting a bit of every paycheck away in order to follow Vera, who had maybe disappeared.
As the story opens, Patrice is preparing to track down her sister, who is rumored to have had a baby in Minneapolis, and Thomas is organizing a group of Chippewa to attend the hearings in Washington, D.
The Feds have sent a letter to the tribe suggesting that since they were clearly successful, they would surely no longer require government aid or protection.
Their land would be absorbed by the U. It sounds like you get to be regular Americans. Our two missionaries dislike each other profoundly, which is unfortunate since they may only separate from one another to use the toilet.
When the main story becomes intense and at times, very sad, in will pop the missionaries and before I know it, I am laughing out loud.
In addition, I admire the way the strong female characters are developed. There are three primary threads to follow: what Patrice decides to do with her future; whether Vera will be found; and whether the Chippewa of Turtle Mountain will lose their land.
All are handled with the mastery one might expect from an iconic author. Get this book and read it now.
I struggled to finish LaRose and while The Night Watchman was a much more enjoyable experience, in the end I must conclude I don't really gel with this author's style.
Certainly, I admire this in parts but it grew increasingly fragmentary as the novel went on and despite outlining some important history, its focused seemed scattered.
I became frustrated with the hefty character count, people flitted in and out of the main story, many with dubious impact on the novel as a whole.
All and all this was a bit of a hap-hazard assemblage of lovingly written family stories which I admired but could not fully engage with.
However, I am grateful to have been introduced to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, and a slice of American history, unknown to me, the Indian Termination policies of the s.
Undoubtedly a case of "it's not you, it's me". Anita Pomerantz We are totally on the same page. With the book and the author, lol.
Jan 25, PM. Trudie Thanks Anita Jan 29, PM. I have been a Louise Erdrich fan for decades now, ever since reading her first books over 30 years ago.
Her stories are long, interwoven and often go off on tangents that are confusing f I have been a Louise Erdrich fan for decades now, ever since reading her first books over 30 years ago.
Her stories are long, interwoven and often go off on tangents that are confusing for me and the many characters are often not developed enough for me to appreciate them.
Too frequently I find her novels difficult to stay involved in. In her early linked novels she would include family trees at the beginning of the books which were always most helpful.
I could have used one of those here. Had I read this book I might not have had this problem, but these days, since March, I have been completely unable to focus on reading.
I am only able to listen to audiobooks, and I found it almost impossible to keep track of the MANY characters in this story.
I wanted to love this book. Some of the language nearly brought tears to my eyes, but I felt like it took forever for this book to end, and I was more than ready when I did finally reach the conclusion.
This is probably a 4 star book — 5 for serious Erdrich fans — but the best I can give it for my own experience is 3 stars.
The Night Watchman, like Erdrich's other novels, really hit the mark for me. Erdrich's draws on her family history for this story, about the first tribe to fight Congress on the planned termination and dispossession of their land in North Dakota.
As always, Erdrich draws the personal and political together with expertise in this novel thanks Will for that lovely turn of phrase.
This isn't an urgently propulsive story. Rather, the quiet, complex characters and their experiences draw together sl The Night Watchman, like Erdrich's other novels, really hit the mark for me.
Rather, the quiet, complex characters and their experiences draw together slowly. This is a novel whose weight isn't felt until it is read and reflected on.
I thought it was beautifully done, and enhanced my understanding of the Native American experience at this point in the 20th century.
The Night Watchman by Minnesota bookstore tycoon, Louise Erdrich is a wonderful sprawling and rambling delight.
Honestly, it is amazing and more than a little inspiring that bookstore mogul Erdrich can find the time to crank out such an amazing story in between updating store bestseller bays, refreshing the bookmark spinner, and interviewing candidates for that part-time barista position.
And when I say The Night Watchman is sprawling and rambling I mean it in the best way possible. It is sprawl The Night Watchman by Minnesota bookstore tycoon, Louise Erdrich is a wonderful sprawling and rambling delight.
It is sprawling like the boroughs of New York City, each hidden corner leading to a surprise and astonishing scene.
Look, there is the Museum of Modern Art. There is the Unisphere. There is an angry vendor selling brightly colored Italian ices from a dented cart while smoking from a hole in his neck.
And there is a man arguing with his coffee while urinating on a rhinoceros statue in front of the Bronx Zoo. The Night Watchman is rambling like a meandering path you would take through the galleries of the Louvre.
Each pathway exposing you to hidden treasures and small details that make your heart leap and otherwise would be missed. Hark, is that the Winged Victory of Samothrace?
Gadzooks, over there is the Raft of the Medusa. Zoot alors, there is an angry mime serving delicious crepes from a dented cart while trapped in an invisible box.
S government from breaking their historical treaties with many Native American tribes. The fictional Thomas also works to stop this land grab from happening.
We also have Pixie Paranteau who searches for her missing sister. Vera has left the reservation for the big city only to cease all communication.
Where is she? Her family is beside themselves. The Night Watchman is a fantastic book! Mar 17, Kasa Cotugno rated it it was amazing Shelves: era-early-midth-century , genre-auto-fiction , loc-usa-upper-mid-west , author-visit , culture-native-americans.
So happy that Louise Erdrich has returned to her native American roots and has produced a work that is most personal to her, inspired by her grandfather, the eponymous Night Watchman.
In , the Turtle Mountain Clan was in danger of losing the land that had been granted to them by charter "as long as the rivers run," by the imminent passage of a federal House Bill.
Over the preceding decades, the tribe's members had learned how to make do in hardscrabble fashion, but it was their land and h So happy that Louise Erdrich has returned to her native American roots and has produced a work that is most personal to her, inspired by her grandfather, the eponymous Night Watchman.
Over the preceding decades, the tribe's members had learned how to make do in hardscrabble fashion, but it was their land and held their history and traditions, and passage of this slyly worded resolution would in essence strip them of whatever dignity remained and "terminate" them.
Erdrich has crafted a beautiful, immersive novel with stunning characterizations, imbued with her brand of history, and much of her trademark mixture of humor, earthiness and spirituality.
She has incorporated the role of the Mormons, both in the Senate and in the field 2 clowns which made me almost laugh out loud, until several passages from The Book of Mormon made me shudder , the insidious practice of human trafficking as applied to Native women, and the determination of these people not to be rendered invisible.
View 2 comments. May 25, Judy rated it it was amazing Shelves: 21st-century-fiction , reading-group-pick , historical-fiction , native-american.
This is the best book I have read so far this year. Three of my reading groups chose it so I am having the experience of discussing it with a total of 14 women.
In the two discussions I have had so far, everyone loved it and a common statement is, " I didn't want the book to end.
She based her story on her grandfather, a factory night watchman and resident of the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Da This is the best book I have read so far this year.
She based her story on her grandfather, a factory night watchman and resident of the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota. His fictional name is Thomas, he is a Chippewa, a man of great courage and intelligence but most of all persistence.
Thomas learns of a new "emancipation" bill on its way to Congress, a bill that will terminate the rights of his people to land "given" to them by a United States treaty that stated it was to last "for as long as the grasses grow and the rivers run.
Should the bill pass not only will they lose their land but also their identity as Chippewa people. Thomas spends his hours at night on the job, between regular inspections of the factory, reading the bill until he understands its words and its intentions.
He then involves the people of the reservation in a bold plan to go before Congress and fight against the bill's passage.
Despite their poverty and the forces that have driven some to alcohol, have driven a daughter to run away to Minneapolis and become lost, the tribe includes characters who work against terrible odds to better their families and keep them together.
One of these is 17 year old Patrice, who goes in search of her lost sister and sets in motion events that will affect the entire tribe, including a ghost!
Louise Erdrich writes with such smooth yet fiery storytelling. She shows how an oppressed people can use skills forced on them by the White man to their advantage in overcoming that oppression without losing the beliefs and understanding of their connection to their land and each other.
She gives new meaning to intelligence, compassion and courage. All the while she injects humor and a certain kind of magic trickster into this incredible tale of survival and triumph.
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Her father is German American and mother is half Ojibwe and half French American. She is an enrolled member of the Anishinaabe nation also known as Chippewa.
She is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant Native writers of the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renais Karen Louise Erdrich is a American author of novels, poetry, and children's books.
She is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant Native writers of the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.
From a book description: Author Biography: Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists.
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And the government. From her Catholic schooling, she would never have known about Indians at all except as a bunch of heathens who were vanquished or conveniently died off.
And people hardly ever recognized her as an Indian. So why did she firmly see herself as an Indian? Why did she value this?
Why did she not long for the anonymity of whiteness, the ease of it, the pleasures of fitting in? But it felt more like an insult.
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