Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tales of Burning Love
French-German-Chippewa writer Louise Erdrich's novel, Tales of Burning Love, is billed as non-Indian: the book's jacket advertises that "Erdrich moves beyond the world of the reservation to tell the story of five women whose lives are connected by one man."
The novel loosely focuses on four women: Eleanor Mauser, a self-absorbed, sensual intellectual fired from her university job for seducing an undergraduate; Candice Pantamounty, a clean-pressed, precise professional dentist; Marlis Cook, a bitter, desperate alcoholic blackjack dealer; and Dot Nanapush, a lonely accountant married to a convicted felon. All of them share ties to the same man, smooth-talking, four-timing, debt-shuffling trickster Jack Mauser.
Posted by J.N. at 5:32 AM