Four Souls: A Novel (Paperback)
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.
Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. Love Medicine and LaRose received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Her most recent book, The Night Watchman, won the Pulitzer Prize. A ghost lives in her creaky old house.
“Powerful and haunting.” — 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