The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich audiobook

The Master Butchers Singing Club

By Louise Erdrich
Read by Louise Erdrich

Blackstone Publishing
16.82 Hours Unabridged
Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
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What happens when a trained killer discovers, in the aftermath of war, that his true vocation is love? Having survived the killing fields of World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns home to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher’s precious set of knives, Fidelis sets out for America, getting as far as Argus, North Dakota, where he settles, building a business and a home for his family, which now includes Eva and four sons, and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. What happens when the Old World meets the New, in the person of Delphine Watzka, becomes one of the great adventures of Fidelis’s life. Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted. She meets Fidelis, and the ground trembles. These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine’s life, and the trajectory of this brilliant new novel in which Louise Erdrich creates a world filled with memorable characters who grapple with the worst and best of human nature.

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Summary

What happens when a trained killer discovers, in the aftermath of war, that his true vocation is love? Having survived the killing fields of World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns home to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action.

With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher’s precious set of knives, Fidelis sets out for America, getting as far as Argus, North Dakota, where he settles, building a business and a home for his family, which now includes Eva and four sons, and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town.

What happens when the Old World meets the New, in the person of Delphine Watzka, becomes one of the great adventures of Fidelis’s life. Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted. She meets Fidelis, and the ground trembles. These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine’s life, and the trajectory of this brilliant new novel in which Louise Erdrich creates a world filled with memorable characters who grapple with the worst and best of human nature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In mesmerizing prose, Erdrich meticulously re-creates the brutal work of the slaughterhouse and the lithe grace of the circus troupe and then counterpoints this physical world with transcendent moments of human connection. It’s clear that Erdrich, one of our finest writers, is working at the very peak of her considerable powers.” Booklist
“With its lush prose, jolts of wisdom and historical sweep, this story is as rich and resonant as any Erdrich has told.” Publishers Weekly
“A substantial, beautifully composed, confident work of art…both expansive in its reach and intimate in its intense focus.” O Magazine
“Appropriately grim and thoughtful, The Master Butchers Singing Club is also full of tenderness and life…Marvelous.” Entertainment Weekly
“Emotionally resonant.” New York Times
“Each moment and its particulars dazzle…Fidelis and firm-bellied Delphine and the rest [of the characters] are masterworks.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author Bio: Louise Erdrich

Author Bio: 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. Making the New York Times bestsellers list were her novels The Round House, LaRose, and The Beet Queen, and 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. She 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.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 16.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English