The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

by Louise Erdrich
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Who does father Damien have an affair with in The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse?

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In Louise Erdrich ’s novel, Father Damien Modeste is actually two people. When the original Father Damien dies in a flood en route to his new posting, a woman fleeing a problematic situation decides to assume his identity and occupy that position, which is attending to the Ojibwe people of...

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In Louise Erdrich’s novel, Father Damien Modeste is actually two people. When the original Father Damien dies in a flood en route to his new posting, a woman fleeing a problematic situation decides to assume his identity and occupy that position, which is attending to the Ojibwe people of Little No Horse. This woman was born as Agnes Dewitt but had been spiritually reborn and entered Church religious life as Sister Cecilia. Agnes takes on the priest’s identity and serves in his position for the rest of their life. As the years pass, another priest, Father Gregory Wekkle, is sent to serve alongside Father Damien at Little No Horse. Father Damien has a long-term sexual relationship with Father Gregory which resembles a marriage.

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