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The Sentence: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022

by Louise Erdrich

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Published 20th January 2022, 400 pages
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022
PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

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In this stunning and timely novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage and of a woman’s relentless errors.


Louise Erdrich’s latest novel, The Sentence , asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book. A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading ‘with murderous attention,’ must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation and furious reckoning.

The Sentence begins on All Souls’ Day 2019 and ends on All Souls’ Day 2020. Its mystery and proliferating ghost stories during this one year propel a narrative as rich, emotional and profound as anything Louise Erdrich has written.

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‘Erdrich is one of the greatest living American writers Guardian

‘Strange, enchanting and funny: a work about motherhood, doom, regret and the magic - dark, benevolent and every shade in between - of words on paper’ New York Times

‘The poet laureate of the contemporary Native American experience’ Mail on Sunday

Details

The Sentence: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022
by Louise Erdrich

ISBN
9781472156990

Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Jan. 20, 2022

Dimensions
23.8cm x 16.0cm x 3.8cm

Page count
400 pages