The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008 (Hardcover)

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"Erdrich is a true original... and] one of our major writers: She illuminates large swaths of U.S. history and culture, and The Red Covertible] is a good demonstration of her compelling stylistic innovations, not to mention her literary cunning." --Washington Post Book World

From New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich, fresh off her acclaimed Pulitzer-Prize finalist The Plague of Doves, comes The Red Convertible, a stunning collection of short stories selected by the author herself from over three decades of work. A veritable masterclass in the art of short fiction, The Red Convertible features 31 previously published stories and 5 never-before-published pieces. Presented in one collection for the first time, the stories of The Red Convertible cement Louise Erdich's position in the pantheon of consummate, innovative writers of the American short story alongside such luminaries as Flannery O'Connor and Charles Baxter.

Praise For…


“A wondrous short story writer…A master tuner of the taut emotions that keen between parent and child, man and woman, brother and sister, man and beast.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Erdrich is one of our major writers...and this volume is a good demonstration of her compelling stylistic innovations, not to mention her literary cunning.”
-Washington Post Book World

“Erdrich’s stories don’t grow old. They grow more astonishing for how fresh they still feel. . . . You only have to read the first story . . . to get a whiff of authorial wizardry.”
-Chicago Tribune

“These tales, like the shining car in the title story, have a velocity all their own.”
-O magazine

“Louise Erdrich is an immensely satisfying storyteller... She finds grace in action, using the gentlest of language.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Erdrich can sketch a novel’s worth of character and incident in just a few pages.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“Compiled from 30 years of work, spanning an enormous variety of registers . . . The Red Convertible reveals Erdrich to be one of America’s finest writers of short fiction.”
-Dallas Morning News

“Erdrich’s characters are unforgettable... Grade: A.”
-Rocky Mountain News

“A collection of brave and inventive stories...”
-Ms. magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061536076
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: January 1st, 2009
Pages: 512