The Crown of Columbus

by Louise Erdrich, Michael Dorris

On Sale: 03/03/1999

The Crown of Columbus

by Louise Erdrich, Michael Dorris

On Sale: 03/03/1999

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About the Book

“A thriller and love story. . . . A mediation on power and betrayal. . . . An exhilarating novel of risk, redemption and discovery.” — Los Angeles Times

In their only fully collaborative literary work, Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich have written a gripping novel of history, suspense, recovery, and new beginnings. The Crown of Columbus chronicles the adventures of a pair of mismatched lovers—Vivian Twostar, a divorced, pregnant anthropologist, and Roger Williams, a consummate academic, epic poet, and bewildered father of Vivian’s baby—and their quest for the truth about Christopher Columbus and themselves.

When Vivian uncovers what is presumed to be the diary of Christopher Columbus, she and Roger are drawn into a journey from icy New Hampshire to the idyllic Caribbean in search of “the greatest treasure of Europe.” Lured by the wild promise of redeeming the past, they are plunged into a harrowing race against time and death that threatens—and finally changes—their lives.

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Critical Praise

“A thriller and love story. . . . A mediation on power and betrayal. . . . An exhilarating novel of risk, redemption and discovery.” - Los Angeles Times

"The rare novel that is both literature and good fun." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Compelling entertainment. . . . Fast-paced, fluently written. . . . Combines the archaeological suspense of Raiders of the Ark with the scholarly thrills of A. S. Byatt's Possession." - New York Times

“Highly entertaining, full of intrigue, wit, search for self and a buried treasure. Suspenseful and clever.” - Miami Herald

“Splendid. . . . A novel to cherish and reread. . . . An original genre, using the frame of an adventure yarn to house a love story and a novel of ideas.” - New Woman

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060931650
  • ISBN 10: 0060931655
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 03/03/1999
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal

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