Beautiful reissue of Louise Erdrich's most famous novel, from one of the most celebrated American writers of her generation. Set on and around a North Dakota reservation, 'Love Medicine' tells of the intertwined fates of two families, the Lamartines and the Kashpaws. The women at the heart of this extraordinary community are survivors in a harsh and tumultuous world, united and sustained by the strength and diversity of their love -- the sweet delusion of the flesh; the powerful pull of blood ties; the affection for the old ways vying with the irresistible lure of the new. Their voices mingle and blend to form a continuous braided sequence of narratives which pulse with the sheer energy and drama of life. Greeted with great critical acclaim when first published in 1984, 'Love Medicine' won the US National Book Critics' Circle Award. Louise Erdrich has now substantially revised and expanded the novel for this edition, to complement its companion novels, 'The Beet Queen, Tracks' and 'The Bingo Palace'.
'The beauty of Love Medicine saves us from being completely devastated by its power' Toni Morrison'A powerful piece of work... Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer, as compassionate as she is sharp-sighted' Anne Tyler'A masterpiece, written with spellbinding authenticity ... Louise Erdrich is the most interesting American novelist to have appeared in years.' Philip Roth'The impression is of a river of memory bursting its banks and overflowing upon the page in an irresistible flood' Angela Carter'A wondrous prose song' New York Times'Erdrich presents a variety of voices: each forceful in its own way, each adding a different dimension -- cruel, sombre, humorous -- to what is cumulously a wondrous prose song... Love Medicine is finally about the enduring verities of loving and surviving, and these truths are revealed in a narrative that is an invigorating mixture of the cosmic and the tragic.' New York Times'Love Medicine is the work of a tough, loving mind' Washington Post'A dazzling series of family portraits... This novel is simply about the power of love.' Chicago Tribune