SHADOW TAG by Louise Erdrich

As one of America’s most critically-acclaimed writers, Louise Erdrich has given her readers thirteen novels that examine the most intimate and awkward moments of her characters’ lives, whether it is Karl’s confusion about Celestine’s masculine build in TH3E BEET QUEEN or a trio of children desperate to warm themselves after their mother fails to come home in THE PAINTED DRUM. In Erdrich’s latest novel, SHADOW TAG, the entire novel is a dissection of the awkward intimacy of a disintegrating marriage. Written in what her publisher describes as “straight on, a single, gripping narrative,” SHADOW TAG creates a claustrophobic world of dead love and the tricks those closest to it use as a means of survival.

February 2, 2010 · Judi Clark · 2 Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: 2010 Favorites, Contemporary, Family Matters, Literary, y Award Winning Author