The Sentence Summary
Louise Erdrich

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The Sentence Overview

In Louise Erdrich's novel The Sentence, first person narrator and main character Tookie finds a job at a bookstore after her release from prison. Her new job and her marriage to Pollux make Tookie believe she is capable of living a normal and happy life. Then one day when the ghost of her most annoying late customer starts haunting her, Tookie's sense of stability and self falter. Spanning the year between November 2019 and November 2020, Tookie's narrative creates a complex representation and exploration of identity, isolation, and love.

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