Women From the Center: Marcie Rendon’s Murder on the Red River
July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join us for a book reading and discussion with author Marcie R. Rendon, featuring her new novel, MURDER ON THE RED RIVER, which has just been published by Cinco Puntos Press. “Murder on the Red River” is the debut fiction, mystery book by Marcie R. Rendon, a former recipient of the Loft’s Inroads Writers of Color Award for Native Americans.
In a Star Tribune Review of the book, Ginny Greene says, “This accomplished author has clearly undertaken more than a murder story. Rendon uses the novel as a vehicle for shameful reminders, political and cultural lessons about the devastation that American policies have rained on Indian families and children.”-March 10, 2017
Cinco Puntos Press describes Marcie Rendon’s book as follows: “Cash and Sheriff Wheaton make for a strange partnership. He pulled her from her mother’s wrecked car when she was three. He’s kept an eye out for her ever since. It’s a tough place to live—that part of the world where the Red River divides Minnesota and North Dakota. Cash navigated through foster homes, and at 13 was working farms. She’s tough as nails—barely over five feet, jeans and jean jacket, smokes Marlboros, drinks Bud Longnecks. Makes her living driving truck. Playing pool on the side. Wheaton is a big lawman type. Scandinavian stock, but darker skin than most. Something else in there? Cash hasn’t ever asked. He wants her to take hold of her life. Get into junior college. So there they are, staring at the dead Indian lying in the field. Soon Cash was dreaming the dead man’s HUD house on the Red Lake Reservation, mother and kids waiting. She has that kind of knowing. That’s the place to start looking. There’s a long and dangerous way to go to find the men who killed him. Plus there’s Jim, the married white guy. And Long Braids, the Indian guy headed for Minneapolis to join the American Indian Movement.”