☆ Red Earth, White Earth || ✓ PDF Read by ↠ Will Weaver

By Will Weaver | Comments: ( 961 ) | Date: ( Nov 21, 2019 )

Having fled his family s farm at eighteen with a promise never to return, Guy Pehrsson is drawn back into his past when he receives his grandfather s ominous letter, Trouble here Come home when you can He returns to discover a place both wholly familiar and barely recognizable and is cast into the center of an interracial land dispute with the exigencies of war WideHaving fled his family s farm at eighteen with a promise never to return, Guy Pehrsson is drawn back into his past when he receives his grandfather s ominous letter, Trouble here Come home when you can He returns to discover a place both wholly familiar and barely recognizable and is cast into the center of an interracial land dispute with the exigencies of war Widely acclaimed when first published in the eighties, the timeless novel Red Earth, White Earth showcases Will Weaver s rough ease with language and storytelling, frankly depicting life s uneven terrain and crooked paths.


  • Title: Red Earth, White Earth
  • Author: Will Weaver
  • ISBN: 9780873515559
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Will Weaver

I grew up in the Midwest, and had no idea I d become a writer one day However I gradually felt a need to tell my own stories To explain, in writing, how I saw the world.Today I m a full time writer with 13 novels, many short stories, and two movie adaptations I enjoy visiting schools and libraries, and sharing what I ve learned about writing and just hanging out with teachers and their students.So hit me up with questions on my books, or anything, really Also, check out the photos of MEMORY BOY THE OPERA on my website It was a great adaptation of MEMORY BOY, the novel, which is used in lots and lots of schools



Comments Red Earth, White Earth

  • Mary

    This was a book was an interesting fictional account of the struggles of the Chippewa Indians in Minnesota to keep their land, White Earth Nation. Regular farmers, agribusiness and timber companies all conspired to trick them out of it. I did not think the main character (Guy), the son of a white farmer, was very realistic. I just don't think anyone would have done the things did to help his alcoholic father. For example, he had his Mercedes chopped up in to a pick-up truck for his Dad. Who need [...]


  • Patty

    Interesting book set in N. Minnesota in the 1980s and the struggles between local white farmers who live on a reservation. I thought it was good but the ending seemed rushed.


  • Tonstant Weader

    It’s strange that I have not read Red Earth, White Earth by Will Weaver years ago. After all, it takes place where I grew up, on White Earth Indian Reservation, and focuses on the controversy that inflamed racial tensions on the Reservation for many of my school years.It tells the story of a friendship that began and childhood and stayed strong and true despite a ten year absence. It is also a story of a son finding a way to love his father. There’s another story, a romance between a laid-ba [...]


  • Susan Sink

    I finally bought this book because I kept checking it out of the library every few years. Will Weaver is a wonderful storyteller (he wrote the story that the film "Sweet land" is based on). He's in the upper echelon for me as Midwestern storytellers go, though he doesn't get the recognition.This book is dated, I admit. It is (by and?) about a guy who loves a good muscle car. The love interest feels more like a working-class-guy's fantasy than a real woman. Read this book for the farming and the [...]


  • Linda Kenny

    i am an admirer of Will Weaver's short stories but it took me a while to settle into reading this book. The tension between farmer and native american over land is a continuing issue. Someone said this book was dated but in reality it captures a point in time, in history. In today's news its native americans trying to stop a pipeline across sacred land. In reality we still struggle to understand the attachment to land. That to me is the crux of this book.


  • Joshua

    I love Weaver's descriptions of the earthhis mindfulness of its impact on our lives, our stories, our minds and thoughts. It's completely Steinbeckian, but afresh and modern in its view and interpretation. There are a few overtly sexual elements I wish didn't tarnish the purity of the story—they just aren't necessary in my opinion. Overall, I love his writing and this book is quintessential Weaver. If you're interested, try his short stories first. But DO try them.


  • Michael

    For some reason, this book reminds me a lot of Jon Hassler's first novel Staggerford. The central character in Staggerford, spends a lot of time trying to broker peace between disputing peoples, and finds himself shot by the novel's end. Tom Littlewolf, in that regard, (oh, spoiler alert), dies believing his cause is furthered by restraining from violence, and allowing diplomacy and legislation to do what he believes violence can not. (Spoiler Alert).


  • Ken Yliniemi

    A great read, that was also made into a movie about the native american land debate in northern Minnesota. It is close to home for me, and was exciting to read this great novel by Will Weaver who is also from that area.


  • Julie

    This was an amazing story about family and friendships in northern Minnesota. The story knits the characters together like an ill fitting sweater. Guy, Tom and Mary Ann are as vivid as Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher and just as rascally.


  • Terry

    Guy Pehrsson left the White Earth Reservation farm he grew up on and his disintegrating family as soon as he turned 18, vowing never to return. A cryptic message from his grandfather, however, brings him back to deal with the family and heritage that he had abandoned.


  • Shannon

    Fictional story set on White Earth Indian Reservation. Deals with land rights, racism and country living. By Bemidji native.


  • Trish Freed

    Quite moving - completely absorbing and disturbing novel about discrimination against Native Americans in a farming community of Minnesota.


  • Dan Bob

    Very interesting, nice north west minnesota atmosphere. For the most part an engaging book, but there's some totally unnecessary and gross sexual stuff.


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