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Louise Erdrich - A ​Körkunyhó
1988-ban ​egy tavaszi vasárnapon megtámadnak egy nőt az észak-dakotai rezervátumban. A bűncselekmény részletei lassacskán kerülnek napvilágra, mert a sokkos állapotban lévő Geraldine Coutts nem szívesen éli újra és meséli el a történteket, sem a rendőrségnek, sem a férjének, Bazilnek, sem tizenhárom éves fiának, Joe-nak. Joe élete egyetlen nap leforgása alatt gyökeres fordulatot vesz. A fiú próbál vigaszt nyújtani anyjának, de az nem hajlandó felkelni, és egyre mélyebbre csúszik a magány szakadékában. A hirtelen magára maradt Joe idő előtt, teljesen felkészületlenül csöppen bele a felnőttek világba. Míg apja, aki törzsi bíró, a legtöbbet igyekszik kicsikarni az igazságszolgáltatásból egy olyan helyzetben, amely dacol az erőfeszítéseivel, Joe fittyet hány a hivatalos nyomozásra, és hű barátaival, Cappyvel, Zackkel és Angusszal maga próbálja megkeresni a válaszokat. Küldetésük során eljutnak a Körkunyhóhoz, az odzsibua indiánok szent helyéhez. És ez még csak a kezdet. A feltűnő kendőzetlenséggel megírt A körkunyhó, amely egy olyan modern közösség életének rideg valóságát mutatja be, ahol az odzsibuák és a fehérek kapcsolata nem kifejezetten felhőtlen, zseniális, egyben szórakoztató regény, igazi szépirodalmi remekmű. Louise Erdrich tragédiája, amelyben egyszerre jelenik meg a komikum és az igazán emberi karakterek életét nagyban meghatározó hiedelemvilág, mese az igazságtalanságról, amely, sajnos, hiteles képet ad arról, mi is folyik manapság a világban.

Dan Wells - Mr. ​Monster
I ​killed a demon. I don’t know if it was really, technically a demon, but I do know that he was some kind of monster, with fangs and claws and the whole bit, and he killed a lot of people. So I killed him. I think it was the right thing to do. At least the killing stopped. Well, it stopped for a while. In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a murderer even more appalling than the serial killers he obsessively studies. But it turns out even demons have friends, and the disappearance of one has brought another to Clayton County. Soon there are new victims for John to work on at the mortuary and a new mystery to solve. But John has tasted death, and the dark nature he used as a weapon---the terrifying persona he calls “Mr. Monster”---might now be using him. No one in Clayton is safe unless John can vanquish two nightmarish adversaries: the unknown demon he must hunt and the inner demon he can never escape. In this sequel to his brilliant debut, Dan Wells ups the ante with a thriller that is just as gripping and even more intense. He apologizes in advance for the nightmares.

Dan Wells - I ​Don't Want to Kill You
Dan ​Wells introduced us to John Wayne Cleaver in the chilling novels I Am Not a Serial Killer and Mr. Monster. In I Don't Want to Kill You, Cleaver faces his toughest challenge yet. John Wayne Cleaver has called a demon---literally called it on the phone---and challenged it to a fight. He’s faced two monsters already, barely escaping with his life, and now he’s done running; he’s taking the fight to them. As he wades through the town’s darkest secrets, searching for any sign of who the demon might be, one thing becomes all too clear: in a game of cat and mouse with a supernatural killer, you are always the mouse. In I Am Not a Serial Killer we watched a budding sociopath break every rule he had to save his town from evil. In Mr. Monster we held our breath as he fought madly with himself, struggling to stay in control. Now John Wayne Cleaver has mastered his twisted talents and embraced his role as a killer of killers. I Don't Want to Kill You brings his story to a thundering climax of suspicion, mayhem, and death. It’s time to punish the guilty. And in a town full of secrets, everyone is guilty of something.

Louise Erdrich - The ​Round House
One ​Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

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