Title Profile & Character Information

Love Medicine

Annotation
The first book in Louise Erdrichs Native American series, which also includes The Beet Queen, Tracks, and The Bingo Palace, Love Medicine tells the story of two families--the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Now resequenced by the author with the addition of never-before-published chapters, this is a publishing event equivalent to the presentation of a new and definitive text. Written in Erdrichs uniquely poetic, powerful style, Love Medicine springs to raging life: a multigenerational portrait of new truths and secrets whose time has come, of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of anger, desire, and the healing power that is Love Medicine. Discover the writer whom Philp Roth called "the most interesting new American novelist to have appeared in years" all over again.

Awards
1985  Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
1984  National Book Critics Circle Awards

Characters
NameKapshaw family
TraitsChippewa
Native American
Chippewa
Native American

NameLamartines family
TraitsChippewa
Native American
Chippewa
Native American

GenreSaga
    --Family
    --Family
Magic realism
Fiction
TopicsNative Americans
Ojibwa Indians
Reservation life
Native Americans
Ojibwa Indians
Reservation life
SettingNorth Dakota
North Dakota
Reservation
Reservation


Series
  Native American Saga
1Love medicine
2The Beet queen
3Tracks
4The Bingo palace
5Four souls
6The Painted drum
  Native American tetralogy
1Love medicine
2The Beet queen
3Tracks
4The Bingo palace