The Plague of Doves

by Louise Erdrich

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Last Updated on February 4, 2022, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 57

A man's gun jams on the last shot. When the baby in the crib begins screaming, the man sits down and takes the gun apart, putting the gramophone on to quieten the baby while he works. When the gun is repaired, he gets up, stands over the crib, and raises the gun. The room smells of blood.

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The Plague of Doves Summary