Louise Erdrich novels

Recently finished reading Louise Erdrich’s Tales of Burning Love again, and saw a resemblance between Gerry Nanapush and Leonard Peltier which was not something I’d noticed the first time I read the novel a year ago. However, having had the opportunity to watch A Good Day to Die during the Cork Film Festival, and then learning about Dennis Banks, I began to read more about AIM, the occupation of Wounded Knee and Peltier. In Erdrich’s novels, Gerry Nanapush is imprisoned several times, is an activist for Indian rights and has a trickster quality similar to his adopted great-grandfather Nanapush.

I enjoyed re-reading  Erdrich’s Tracks in preparation for the paper I wrote for the Bookends conference in UCC. The paper was enjoyable to write as it’s a slight divergence from my usual thesis work as it deals with trees and space, instead of urban areas.

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About livesinliminalspaces

I am a PhD candidate in the School of English, whose research focuses on the effect the urban environment and the cityscape has on the behaviour of marginalised characters in the novels from the Twentieth Century.
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