Echoes of violent moment reverberate in David Treuer's 'Prudence'

February 18, 2015 1:12 PM

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Only one person dies in the core incident of David Treuer's novel "Prudence," but everyone involved is fatally wounded.

In succinct, finely tuned prose, Treuer visits the violent event from the viewpoint of each important person on the scene, revealing the assumptions and lies that shape their understanding of it - and the secret sorrows they carry from that day forward, ravaging their hearts like stray shrapnel.

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