Louise Erdrich’s Tales of Burning Love is a darkly humorous novel of wild romance and heartbreak set against a raging North Dakota blizzard as five Native American women bond over their shared connection to one man.
Stranded in the storm just outside of Fargo, Jack Mauser’s former wives pass the night by remembering how each came to love, marry, and ultimately move beyond Jack. Painful and comic by turns, the women’s tales bind them together.
National Book Award-winning and bestselling author Louise Erdrich’s characteristic powers of observation and poetic prose combine in a tale that is another tour-de-force from one of America’s most formidable writers.
This edition of Tales of Burning Love includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.
Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her debut novel, Love Medicine, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Erdrich has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.