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Perma Red

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On the reservation danger looms everywhere rising out of fear and anger deprivation and poverty Fiery haired. This is not a beautiful uplifting story This book is sorrow It's one of the best things I've ever readMagpie Earling's writing is somehow lush and spare at the same time She evokes moments and scenes so well it felt like coming out of a dream when I put the book downview spoilerIf the ending surprised you as it did me I was momentarily relieved but then not that was not the original ending hide spoiler

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She is a beautiful temptation for three men each dangerous than the next who will do anything to possess her. From Library JournalIn this beautiful first novel set on the Flathead Reservation of Montana in the 1940s Earling traces the youth and young adulthood of Louise White Elk and the men who try to win her heart and soulI found this book to be incredibly intense and sad but it was beautifully written and haunting Janie

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Louise White Elk dreams of both belonging and escape and of discovering love and freedom on her own terms But. So I have finished the book for the second time I love how you can remember the basics of a story but forget the details that make it so powerful So it was great to read it again I liked the ending Despite all of the tragedy Louise and Baptiste seem happy in the end Unfortunately I know that this novel is based off of a true story and Louise in real life does not have a happy ending


10 thoughts on “Perma Red

  1. says:

    This is not a beautiful uplifting story This book is sorrow It's one of the best things I've ever readMagpie Earling's writing is somehow lush and spare at the same time She evokes moments and scenes so well it felt like coming out of a dream when I put the book downview spoilerIf the ending surprised you as it did me I was momentarily relieved but then not that was not the original ending hide spoiler


  2. says:

    I bought this book at a writing conference near Portland where Debra Magpie Earling was one of the keynote speakers Her writing is unbelievably strong feminine vivid heartbreaking So on a break I drove over to Powells and promptly bought it I even worked up the courage to have her sign it I would recommend it to anyone interested in the stories of native or marginalized peoples told by the people themselves


  3. says:

    Perma Red was just voted Favorite Book by Montanans in 2019 It's easy to see why It embodies the soul of the Native American community on the Flathead Lake in the Salish Kootenai Reservation Louise White Elk is a poor young woman who endures the prejudice of the white community She is a wild child tormenting the nuns at the mission school and in return being tormented by them She is taken away from her grandmother her lodestone and her sister Florence countless times to be fostered away from home She runs away over and over and is captured by Charlie Kicking Woman who is a deputy with the reservation police Charlie is in love with Louise and is torn between his duty and his passion Baptiste Yellow Knife Charlie's cousin is fascinated with possessing Louise and pursues her relentlessly until he catches her Baptiste is known as a dangerous man freuently drunk and always resistant to the law This book is a tragedy Do not fool yourself into believing you are reading a fairy tale And yet the language is so elegant and uplifting you will believe in happy endings even with the contrasting facts before you


  4. says:

    Sometimes i wish one could offer than five stars This is one of these moments Debra Magpie Earling is a major writer She has managed to infuse English with the values and perceptions inherent in Native American culture even though English is the language of the Conuest and the Conuest was made possible through the language Even though Earling is fiercely honest about the ways Native American people are still suffering the violence and brutality of American culture and politics the book hints I think through Earling's luminous prose that we might change our minds if our language could change and Earling shows that it can For some years now I have been thinking about a Literature of Restoration This is an instance of such a book Sso much of contemporary literature willy nilly participates in values that are leading us toward destruction Despite or because of its rigorous critiue Perma Red leads us toward the possibility of a future


  5. says:

    A dark dense look at the distressing life of a girl on the 1940s Flathead reservation in Montana Moments of brilliance in descriptive passages Use of alternate voices first person for one character and third person narrative for all others is handled well The story is overpowering with a negative and brutal portrayal of every major character I finished the book because I wanted to fully understand the development and not because of any deep caring for the people The ending was unsatisfactory


  6. says:

    So I have finished the book for the second time I love how you can remember the basics of a story but forget the details that make it so powerful So it was great to read it again I liked the ending Despite all of the tragedy Louise and Baptiste seem happy in the end Unfortunately I know that this novel is based off of a true story and Louise in real life does not have a happy ending


  7. says:

    From Library JournalIn this beautiful first novel set on the Flathead Reservation of Montana in the 1940s Earling traces the youth and young adulthood of Louise White Elk and the men who try to win her heart and soulI found this book to be incredibly intense and sad but it was beautifully written and haunting Janie


  8. says:

    Often a book is great for us because it shows us people and life that are not us that we haven't experienced that let us live in someone else's skin for a while This was one of those I couldn't identify with the characters in fact couldn't really understand why they did what they did but that was the reason to read this to remind you that not not everyone's like you


  9. says:

    This is Earling's first novel and it's one of the very best pieces of fiction written inabout Montana my home Earling's writing is elouent clean lovely The story is wrenching As a first it sets the bar unbearably high


  10. says:

    This was a very good book written in 2002 about people living on a modern day Indian reservation called Flatbed Indian Reservation It's an emotional deep thinking book where you see what is in the character's mind in vivid and deep detail Its actually a love story with a lot of tragedyOne thing I realized by reading this book is I never knew people in modern time could be so very poor and starving The description of the homes in the book is heartbreaking that someone would live in such conditions They never said why they did not ask for assistance to supply food such as food ATM card from the welfare This is what the food stamp assistance is for so people young or old do not suffer as in the book I was happy to see a documentary recently that the American Indians are coming back to their culture language and Indian Arts Through education this has made them successful with their careers and finances


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