Imagined places and characters: Louise Erdrich’s Recasting of “The Plague of Doves”

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Note: For useful background information on Erdrich and her earlier novels, readers should consult  Connie A. Jacobs, The Novels of Louise Erdrich: Stories of her People (New York: Lang, 2001); Connie A. Jacobs, Greg Sarris, and James R. Giles, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Louise Erdrich (New York: Modern Language Association, 2004); and Peter G. Beidler and Gay Barton, A Reader’s Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, Revised and Expanded Edition, 2006). For discussions of The Plague of Doves, readers may be want to consult Louise Erdrich: Tracks, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, The Plague of Doves, edited by Deborah L. Madsen (London and New York: Continuum, 2011). The three articles on The Plague of Doves, have little to do with the issues raised in my article. In fact, they scarcely mention the Lochren murders or the lynching.

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