Retail pak Harper Audio 2001
CS ISBN 0694524085 $39.95 Ten cassettes
Louise Erdrich weaves an intricate and detailed story of a woman living her life as a priest among the Ojibwe people. While Erdrich's prose is beautiful and the tale fascinating and enjoyable, it is Anna Fields's reading, coupled with the story's slow beginning, that makes the first two hours a chore. As Erdrich's plot finally comes to life, so does Fields's performance, keeping the listener engrossed as the characters' lives unfold over the next 50 years. Fields modifies her voice for each character without going overboard, bringing depth and color to Erdrich's rich prose. The book and performance as a whole overcome the slow start. H.L.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 01]
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