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Critical Praise

"A portrait of an ‘iconic’ marriage on its way to dissolution…Erdrich’s unbridled urgency yields startlingly original phrasing as well as flashes of blinding lucidity."

New York Times Book Review

"Gripping…a hushed and haunting tale that chillingly and convincingly reflects the upper-middle-class American experience, not only the Native American one."

USA Today

"A masterpiece…a captivating work of fiction…exquisite…tightly focused…arresting…a taut tale…Shadow Tag is a devastating portrayal of the circular insanity of romantic obsession…This profoundly tragic novel captures that lament in some of Erdrich’s most beautiful and urgent writing."

The Washington Post

"A fast-paced novel of exceptional artistic, intellectual, and psychological merit…While the writing is fiercely disciplined, with a poet’s polish, every line is unpredictable…Nowhere have love’s complications been better illustrated than in the raw honesty of Shadow Tag."

The Boston Sunday Globe