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Author
Erdrich, Louise
Descriptors
Art
Artists
Domestic Fiction
Domestic Violence
Literate Fiction
Man-Woman Relationships
Manipulation
Marital Conflict
Marriage
Native American Culture
Native Americans
Location/Setting:
Minnesota
Time Period:
2000s
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Summary
The marriage between Gil and Irene, a Minnesota couple who are both Native Americans and alcoholics, is nearing its grisly end. Gil, a painter, is successful due to his endless series of provocative and often degrading portraits of his wife. Irene wants to be released from their sometimes violent relationship, while Gil desperately clings to the life they've built. Although Irene fears for the emotional well-being of herself and their three children, with a sick sense of revenge and in order to enrage her husband, Irene writes fake entries in a diary that she knows Gil is reading.
Critique
A mesmerizing novel that will have you turning the pages to see how bad things will get between this couple, who, at times, still behave lovingly to one another. Tragically beautiful.
ISBN
9780061536090
  iBistro
# of Pages
255
Published
2010
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: CO


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