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Tracks Themes

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Themes

Magic

Magical realism is in this book. The story is not a fantasy, but things happen that cannot be explained by science or religion. Fleur Pillager is the cause of the majority of the magical events although her cousin Moses Pillager has magical abilities too. Nanapush explains that the Pillagers have a magical history, which goes back to ancestors settling on the North Dakota reservation. The Old Man summoned the Lake Matchimanito monster, Misshepeshu, which Fleur befriends. Even the Pillager smile has a strange effect on people. The people on the reservation, especially Pauline, gossip about Fleur and her magic. After Pukwan is reluctant about helping with Fleur's rescue, he is soon dead. Fleur drowns in the lake three times. Men that rescue her soon die. Her daughter and stillborn baby are rumored to have been fathered by the monster.

Fleur can take a body part from a body...

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