The Master Butchers Singing Club

The Master Butchers Singing Club

by Louise Erdrich

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/07/2004

A powerful new novel, a bestseller in the US, from one of the most celebrated American writers of her generation. 'Stepping off the RMS Mauretania into the harbour chaos of New York with a suitcase full of his father's miraculous smoked sausage, Fidelis was directed through the swirl of massed arrival...He spoke only the English that he had learned on the ship, words specific to his intent -- train, train station, west, best sausage, master butcher, work, money, land. His family's fortunes now lay solely with him. 'In the aftermath of WWI, Fidelis Waldvogel leaves behind his quiet German village and sets out for America with his new wife Eva -- the widow of his best friend, killed in action. Finally settling in the town of Argus in North Dakota, Fidelis works hard to build a business, a home for his family -- and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. But Fidelis's adventure into the New World truly begins when he encounters Delphine Watzka...
Contemporary fiction
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood.

Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her debut novel, Love Medicine, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Erdrich has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.

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