A haunting and unforgettable novel about love, loss, race, and desire in World War II - era America.

On a sweltering day in August 1942, Frankie Washburn returns to his family's rustic Minnesota resort for one last visit before he joins the war as a bombardier, headed for the darkened skies over Europe. Awaiting him at the Pines are those he's about to leave behind: his hovering mother; the distant father to whom he's been a disappointment; the Indian caretaker who's been more of a father to him than his own; and Billy, the childhood friend who over the years has become something much more intimate. But before the homecoming can be celebrated, the search for a German soldier, escaped from the POW camp across the river, explodes in a shocking act of violence, with consequences that will reverberate years into the future for all of them and that will shape how each of them makes sense of their lives.

With Prudence, Treuer delivers his most ambitious and captivating novel yet. Powerful and wholly original, it's a story of desire and loss and the search for connection in a riven world; of race and class in a supposedly more innocent era. Most profoundly, it's about the secrets we choose to keep, the ones we can't help but tell, and who - and how - we're allowed to love.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A wondrous and mesmerizing narrative-intricate, seductive, and wholly gratifying." - Toni Morrison


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July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Prudence (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): David Treuer
ISBN: 1-4104-8121-2 / 978-1-4104-8121-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Prudence: A Novel
Author(s): David Treuer
ISBN: 1-59463-308-8 / 978-1-59463-308-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Prudence: A Novel
Author(s): David Treuer
ISBN: 1-59463-407-6 / 978-1-59463-407-9 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Prudence
Author(s): David Treuer
ISBN: 1-72132-797-5 / 978-1-72132-797-3
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Prudence
Author(s): David Treuer
ISBN: 1-4815-0419-3 / 978-1-4815-0419-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Prudence Lib/E
Author(s): David Treuer
ISBN: 1-4815-0417-7 / 978-1-4815-0417-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Prudence
Author(s): David Treuer
ISBN: 1-4815-0418-5 / 978-1-4815-0418-8 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Prudence
Author(s): David Treuer
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Prudence
Author(s): David Treuer
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February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Prudence: A Novel
Author(s): David Treuer
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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