Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library 2004
CS ISBN 079273288X $49.95 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 0792732898 $64.95 Six CDs
[Editor's Note: This is a combined review with TRACKS.]--Life is simple, life is complex--sometimes at the same time. These novels are set in the early twentieth century, a time of important transition for the members of the Ojibwe tribe as more tribal lands are lost and additional assimilation into white culture occurs. Many of the same characters appear in both works. In TRACKS the setting is the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota; in FOUR SOULS the setting is Minneapolis/Saint Paul, where the characters seek to avenge those who have cheated them out of land and timber. Anna Fields narrates both books with sensitivity. She distinguishes clearly between the various narrative voices and is comfortable with the Ojibwe words sprinkled throughout. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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