The Night Watchman (Hard Copy)
The most recent work by Louise Erdrich, The Night Watchman bases its story on the extraordinary life the author’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C. This powerful novel illuminates loves, lives, deaths, desires, and ambitions with literary mastery as well as compassion, sly humor, and intelligence.
Louise Erdrich (an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians) is the author of twelve novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her debut novel, Love Medicine, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent novel, The Plague of Doves, a New York Times bestseller, received the highest praise from Philip Roth, who wrote, “Louise Erdrich’s imaginative freedom has reached its zenith— The Plague of Doves is her dazzling masterpiece.” Louise Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.