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The Master Butchers Singing Club : a novel, Louise Erdrich

Label
The Master Butchers Singing Club : a novel
Title
The Master Butchers Singing Club
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louise Erdrich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What happens when a trained killer discovers, in the aftermath of war, that his true vocation is love? Having survived the killing fields of World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns home to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend who was killed in action." "With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious set of knives, Fidelis sets out for America, getting as far as Argus, North Dakota, where he settles. Over the years he works hard, building a business, a home for his family - which now includes Eva and four sons - and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. The group embraces everyone, from the local banker to the town drunk, the sheriff, the other butcher in Argus, and an elusive drifter, part Ojibwe, part French, whose balancing act is a wonder to behold."
  • "What happens when the Old World meets the New - in the person of Delphine Watzka, a daughter of Argus whose origins are a mystery even to her - turns out to be one of the great adventures of Fidelis's life. Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted; she meets Fidelis, and the ground trembles. These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine's life, and the trajectory of this novel by Louise Erdrich."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Returning to his quiet German village home after World War I, trained killer Fidelis Waldvogel, accompanied by his new wife, starts a new life in America and finds his life irrevocably changed by a new relationship.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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071011
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erdrich, Louise
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • German Americans
  • Butchers
  • Singers
  • Married people
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Immigrants
  • North Dakota
Target audience
adult
Label
The Master Butchers Singing Club : a novel, Louise Erdrich
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000023624239
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
389 p.
Isbn
9780066209777
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Lccn
2002068501
Label
The Master Butchers Singing Club : a novel, Louise Erdrich
Publication
Control code
000023624239
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
389 p.
Isbn
9780066209777
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Lccn
2002068501

Library Locations

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