Book review: The Round House by Louise Erdrich


The Round HouseThe Round House by Louise Erdrich

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

By telling the story of a Native woman who was raped and tortured, the author raises the question about the national US pandemic of violence against Native women.

The plot describes how Geraldine Coutts could cope (or not) with this violence and how her husband – a tribal judge, and his son could help her to surpass this tragedy in their lives.

According to the report issued by Amnesty International, Maze of Injustice, “Sexual violence against Indigenous women in the USA is widespread. According to US government statistics, Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the USA.”

The best review of this book was written by Will Byrnes and may be read here.

Some interesting links about this subject:

Indian Law Resource Center

Tribal Law and Order Act

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