Thirteen year-old Joe Coutt's life is turned upside down when his mother is brutally attacked and raped near the ceremonial round house on a North Dakota Indian reservation. Set in the present, Louise Erdrich's The Round House is narrated by Joe as he looks back at this troublesome time and the trauma that deeply affected his family.With a lack of support from local authorities due to jurisdiction disputes, Joe starts his own investigation into the matter in a coming of age tale that weaves tragedy, humor, morality, and spirituality together as Erdrich explores the importance of family, friendship, and culture in Native American communities. While Joe is exploring typical teenage tendencies like underage drinking, the opposite sex, and lying to his parents, he also takes on a burden that will change his life forever. Despite the hindrances he faces, will Joe find justice for his mother and help his family find closure?
Read by Gary Farmer, the audiobook version of The Round House adds an additional dimension to the story as Farmer provides a slow, authentic voice that captures the essence of character and the momentum of plot. Listening to or reading The Round House will leave you immersed in the suspense and drama of this complex but uplifting tale; check it out today!
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