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The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse : a novel, Louise Erdrich

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The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse : a novel
Title
The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louise Erdrich
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Language
eng
Summary
A story of suspect miracles, tests of faith, and the corrosive and redemptive power of secrecy. Over the years, Father Damian has seen the reservation through its most severe crises, yet he is more than a heroic priest. He has lived with and served the Ojibwa people as a man of the cloth, and also as a woman. However, where does fact end and reality begin? NPR sponsorships. Deals with miracles, crises of faith, struggles with good & evil, temptation, & the corrosive & redemptive power of secrecy. For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwa, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Compelled to his task by a direct mystical experience, Father Damien has made enormous sacrifices, and experienced the joys of commitment as well as deep suffering. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man. He imagines the undoing of all that he has accomplished -- sees unions unsundered, baptisms nullified, those who confessed to him once again unforgiven. To complicate his fears, his quiet life changes when a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, difficult, possibly false saint Sister Leopolda. Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Sister Leopolda's piety, but these facts are bound up in his own secret. In relating his history and that of Leopolda, whose wonder working is documented but inspired, he believes, by a capacity for evil rather than the love of good, Father Damien is forced to choose: Should he reveal all he knows and risk everything? Or should he manufacture a protective history? In spinning out the tale of his life, Father Damien in fact does both. His story encompasses his life as a young woman, her passions, and the pestilence, tribal hatreds, and sorrows passed from generation to generation of Ojibwa. From the fantastic truth of Father Damien's origin as a woman to the hilarious account of the absurd demise of Nanapush, his best friend on the reservation, his story ranges over the span of the century. In a masterwork that both deepens and enlarges the world of her previous novels set on the same reservation, Louise Erdrich captures the essence of a time and the spirit of a woman who felt compelled by her beliefs to serve her people as a priest. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse is a work of an avid heart, a writer's writer, and a storytelling genius
Summary
As a priest nears the end of his life, he is asked to prove or disprove the sainthood of a woman he knows well and struggles to guard his own secret identity in the process
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Pace
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2001.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2001.
  • Minnesota Book Award for Novel & Short Story, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
026287
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Erdrich, Louise
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FIC
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Indian reservations
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Transvestites
  • Women saints
  • Miracles
  • Clergy
  • Clergy
  • Indian reservations
  • Miracles
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Transvestites
  • Women saints
Target audience
adult
Label
The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse : a novel, Louise Erdrich
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001
  • Includes a section entitled, P.S. insights, interviews & more--
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn191245489
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
361, 26 pages
Isbn
9780061577628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)191245489
Label
The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse : a novel, Louise Erdrich
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001
  • Includes a section entitled, P.S. insights, interviews & more--
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn191245489
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
361, 26 pages
Isbn
9780061577628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)191245489

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