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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoPLAY Erdr
TitleThe night watchman playaway / Louise Erdrich.
AuthorErdrich, Louise. author, narrator.
CollectionAudio Play F
Total Circ1
Reserve Item


StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101850852PLAY Erdr9/14/2020 Due on 2/4/2021Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781094290003
Personal Name Erdrich, Louise. author, narrator.
Title Statement The night watchman playaway / Louise Erdrich.
Edition Statement Unabridged edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, 2020.
Physical Description 1 sound media player (approximately 13.5 hrs.) : digital, HD audio ; 9 x 6 cm.
General Note Issued on Playaway LIGHT, a dedicated audio media player.
General Note One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
General Note Previously released by HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.
Participant or Performer Note Read by the author.
Summary, Etc. Thomas Wazhashk is the night watchman at the jewel-bearing plant, the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a Chippewa council member who is trying to understand the consequences of a new "emancipation" bill on its way to the floor of the United States Congress. It is 1953 and he and the other council members know the bill isn't about freedom: Congress is fed up with Indians. The bill is a "termination" that threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land and their very identity. How can the government abandon treaties made in good faith with Native Americans "for as long as the grasses shall grow, and the rivers run"? Since graduating from high school, Pixie Paranteau has insisted that everyone call her Patrice. She makes jewel bearings at the plant, a job that pays barely enough to support her mother and younger brother. Patrice's alcoholic father returns home sporadically to terrorize his wife and children, and to bully Patrice for money. But Patrice needs every penny to follow her beloved older sister, Vera, who moved to the big city of Minneapolis. Vera may have disappeared; she hasn't been in touch in months and is rumored to have had a baby. Determined to find Vera and her child, Patrice makes a fateful trip to Minnesota that introduces her to unexpected forms of exploitation and violence and endangers her life. Thomas and Patrice live in a reservation community. We also come to know young Chippewa boxer Wood Mountain and his mother, Juggie Blue, and Patrice's best friend, Valentine, as well as Hay Stack Barnes, the white high school math teacher and boxing coach who is hopelessly in love with Patrice.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Missing persons Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Dysfunctional families Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ojibwa Indians Government relations Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Indians of North America North Dakota Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Indians of North America Government relations Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Indian termination policy Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation (N.D.) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota Officials and employees Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Playaway (Brand name)
Added Entry, Corporate Name Findaway World, LLC.
Added Entry, Corporate Name Playaway Digital Audio.
Added Entry, Corporate Name Harper Audio (Firm)
Added Entry, Corporate Name HarperCollins (Firm)

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