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The night-watchmen

Helen Cresswell

The night-watchmen

by Helen Cresswell

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Published by Faber in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementillustrated by Gareth Floyd.
ContributionsFloyd, Gareth.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21534292M
ISBN 100571089038
OCLC/WorldCa19050

  Interview: Louise Erdrich, Author Of 'The Night Watchman' Erdrich's new novel, set in the s, follows a Native American tribe fighting for . The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich Thomas Wazhashk is the night watchman at the jewel-bearing plant, the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota.

  The novel’s title character, Thomas Wazhashk, is a night watchman for a factory where women of the Turtle Mountain clan work by day, using gemstones as drill bits for Defense Department ordnance.   Based on the life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather, this novel—set in —explores the Chippewa community of Turtle Mountain Reservation: Thomas Wazhashk, the titular night watchman of the local jewel bearing plant and Chippewa Council member, seeks justice for his tribe in Congress, while Patrice struggles to 4/4(20).

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the. The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. Signed by the author! "Erdrich at her radiant best"-- Booklist Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes .


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The Night Watchman is a great book. The story of Thomas “Muskrat” Wazhashk and the story of the Turtle Mountain People during the ’s, one of many times the United States government attempted to renege on its treaties and steal Native land is, at once, heart-wrenching, heartwarming, and powerfully life affirming/5().

In the Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich creates a fictional world populated with memorable characters who are forced to grapple with the worst and best impulses of human nature. Illuminating the loves and lives, the desires and ambitions of these characters with compassion, wit, and intelligence, The Night Watchman is a majestic work of fiction from this.

The Night Watchman is a great book. The story of Thomas “Muskrat” Wazhashk and the story of the Turtle Mountain People during the ’s, one of many times the United States government attempted to renege on its treaties and steal Native land The night-watchmen book, at once, heart-wrenching, heartwarming, and powerfully life affirming/5().

The Night Watchman is a novel about a senator who tried to emancipate Native American tribes in the s and one of the men who led the fight against this so-called emancipation: Emancipated. But they were not enslaved.

Freed from being Indians was the idea/5. The Night Watchman is above all a story of resilience It is a story in which magic and harsh realities collide in a breathtaking, but ultimately satisfying way.

Like those ancestors who linger in the shadows of the pages, the characters Erdrich has created will remain with the reader long after the book is : The night-watchmen book Publishers.

“The Night Watchman” is more overtly political — it even includes a trip to Washington, D.C. — but it’s a political novel reconceived as only Erdrich could.

The Night Watchman is a powerful, fast-moving tale with rich characters and some great twists.” –Joseph Finder, New York Times best-selling author of Power Play and Paranoia “With stakeouts, fake-outs, and shoot-outs, The Night Watchman is a terrific crime story.

Well written, well plotted, and extremely well done, Mynheir delivers a compulsively engrossing thriller that bears /5(91). Louise Erdrich’s ‘The Night Watchman’ a rich novel of Native American family, community.

The Night Watchmen book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Looking for something to fill his lonely days, a young boy recupe /5. An excerpt from “The Night Watchman,” by Louise Erdrich.

The government attributed their focus to Indian blood and training in Indian beadwork. A historical novel based on the life of the National Book Award-winning author's grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in.

In The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich creates a fictional world populated with memorable characters who are forced to grapple with the worst and best impulses of human nature. Illuminating the loves and lives, the desires and ambitions of these characters with compassion, wit, and intelligence, The Night Watchman is a majestic work of fiction from this revered.

Louise Erdrich’s new novel, “The Night Watchman” (Harper, pp., ★★★½ out of four), shimmers and dances like the northern lights the book's cover : Patty Rhule.

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.

this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity, and unfolds with the elegant. "The Night Watchman is above all a story of resilience It is a story in which magic and harsh realities collide in a breathtaking, but ultimately satisfying way.

Like those ancestors who linger in the shadows of the pages, the characters Erdrich has created will remain with the reader long after the book is closed.". Erdrich's grandfather is the inspiration for her novel’s protagonist, Thomas Wazhushk, the night watchman of the title.

He gets his last name from the muskrat, "the lowly, hardworking, water-loving rodent," and Thomas is a hard worker himself: In between his rounds at a local factory, at first uncertain he can really help his tribe, he.

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich's grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant.

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Read 75 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Eleven months ago, Ray Quinn was a tough, quick-witted Orlando h /5.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Your new book is inspired by your Chippewa grandfather, who was a night watchman in s North Dakota, and by the Author: Leah Greenblatt. About the Book. New York Times Bestseller. Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds.

This is an alternate cover edition for ISBN Moving back through the s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning inThe Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyteller.

This is the story of four Londoners three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute/5. The follow is an excerpt from Louise Erdich's new novel, The Night Watchman. Louise Erdrich is the author of sixteen novels, volumes of poetry, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood.

Her fiction has won the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award (twice), the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and has been a finalist.