2012 National Book Award Winner for Fiction
All Things Considered: In ‘House,’ Erdrich Sets Revenge on a Reservation
All Things Considered: Book Review - ‘The Round House’
Tell Me More: The Round House is Inspired by Tragedy
The Daily Circuit: Louise Erdrich on ‘The Round House’
The Leanard Lopate Show: Louise Erdrich’s ‘The Round House’
The latest novel from the author Louise Erdrich is a not-so-typical coming of age story. It’s called “The Round House,” and it takes place in the 1980s and it’s all about Joe Coutts. At first, Joe’s your average 13-year-old kid, worried about having the coolest sneakers and reciting lines from his favorite sci-fi TV show with his friends. But Joe’s world is turned upside down when his mom, Geraldine, is attacked and raped, as described in this scene from the novel when Joe sees her for the first time at the hospital.