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Reviewing “Shadow Tag” at “This – A Literary Zine”


“Reading Louise Erdrich’s Shadow Tag is a bit like looking too long over the inscrutable neighbors’ fence. It feels like you shouldn’t pry, yet it explains so much. The irony in Shadow Tag – one of many – is that Erdrich’s main characters, the artist Gil and his wife, Irene, have become strangers to each other within their own home, erecting careful facades, putting together each other’s stories from miscues – and in Irene’s case, intentionally misleading clues.”

Check out my first book review, of Louise Erdich’s Shadow Tag (Harper Collins, February 2011 pb, $14.99 , 272 pages),  at  This – a Literary Webzine .

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