Dimensions of Homing and Displacement in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks

@inproceedings{Jepson2007DimensionsOH,
  title={Dimensions of Homing and Displacement in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks},
  author={Jill Jepson},
  year={2007}
}
William Bevis has argued that, whereas the classic American novel tells a story of “leaving,” in which characters find growth and fulfillment away from the homes they grew up in, the typical Native American novel is based around “homing.” In homing stories, the characters do not “find themselves” through independence but rather discover value and meaning by returning to their homes, pasts, and people.1 Although Bevis’s notion provides insight into many Native American works, one novel calling… CONTINUE READING