A New York Times Notable Book
For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved Native American tribe, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man. To further complicate his quiet existence, a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, possibly false saint Sister Leopolda. Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Leopolda's piety, but these facts are bound up in his own secret. He is faced with the most difficult decision: Should he tell all and risk everything . . . or manufacture a protective history for Leopolda, though he believes her wonder-working is motivated solely by evil?
In a masterwork that both deepens and enlarges the world of her previous novels set on the same reservation, Louise Erdrich captures the essence of a time and the spirit of a woman who felt compelled by her beliefs to serve her people as a priest. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse is a work of an avid heart, a writer's writer, and a storytelling genius.
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"Louise Erdrich weaves an intricate and detailed story of a woman living her life as a priest among the Ojibwe people. While Erdrich's prose is beautiful and the tale fascinating and enjoyable, it is Anna Fields's reading, coupled with the story's slow beginning, that makes the first two hours a chore. As Erdrich's plot finally comes to life, so does Fields's performance, keeping the listener engrossed as the characters' lives unfold over the next 50 years. Fields modifies her voice for each character without going overboard, bringing depth and color to Erdrich's rich prose. The book and performance as a whole overcome the slow start. H.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"
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