By Peter Beidler, Gay Barton
This article goals to pilot the reader throughout the maze of Louise Erdrich's interlocking worlds. half 1 presents a skeletal define of every kinfolk integrated within the novels; and half 2, a dictionary of characters, types the guts of the publication.
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Jack performs mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Marlis Cook after she is electrocuted in an accident. She sues him for not doing it correctly. August 1992 Jack gets the first check of his housing development loan. Celebrating in a local bar, he runs into Marlis, and they drink together. That night at a motel she steals his loan check. They drive to South Dakota to get married. Marlis deposits Jack’s check in her own account. They hide out for a month in Eugene. September 1992 Jack returns to Fargo, looking for his car.
After a difficult labor, Peace gives birth during a blizzard to a boy named Augustus (I). Peace dies, and Scranton nurses his son. ) Scranton Roy, now an old man, receives a dream summons from the old woman he had killed. He sets out to find the remnants of her village, taking his grandson Augustus Roy (II) with him. The villagers are now confined to a reservation. 44 A Reader’s Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich Augustus (II) falls in love with Zosie (II) Shawano, granddaughter of Blue Prairie Woman.
Cavalry company that attacks Blue Prairie Woman’s village, west of Saint Paul, Minnesota (probably in autumn). He kills two children and a grandmother. During the raid, a dog runs west into the open prairie with Blue Prairie Woman’s infant daughter tied to its back. Scranton follows the dog. After continuing west for several days, Scranton settles on the Great Plains. He nurses the baby, whom he names Matilda, at his own breast. Blue Prairie Woman suckles a puppy of the bitch who had carried off her baby.