The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Round House is a fantastic novel that opens in the spring on a North Dakota reservation. You quickly learn a woman, Geraldine Coutts, has been attacked and raped but she is unable to provide any details causing the police investigation to go cold.
In the aftermath of the rape, Geraldine sinks into a deep depression. At times she refuses to leave her room or talk to anyone, even her husband Antone or their son Joe. The once tight-knit family begins to fall apart as Geraldine seeks comfort in her solitude, Antone (a tribal judge) looks for justice through the legal system, and Joe is forced to grow up quickly.
As the days pass by, Joe becomes frustrated by the investigation into his mother’s rape and decides to take matters into his own hands. Joe enlists his friends Cappy, Zack, and Angus to help him find answers. Their hunt for justice leads them all over the reservation and with the help of a few others, the boys attempt to solve the case.
The Round House is available for checkout at the VC/UHV Library. It is in our Leisure Reading collection on the 1st Floor.
Review written by Amanda B.