AbstractSpatiality occupies pivotal status in the thematic orientation of Native American literature. Native American male
writers in general and female writers, in particular consider the issues of space and place with reference to issues
of identity, separation and conflict with Euro-Americans. The present paper aims to study the portrayal of real
and imaginary places in Louise Erdrich's Tracks. The study maintains that Erdrich infuses energy into the places
portrayed in the novel. Hence, places do not remain static or flat rather; they assume dynamic characteristics that
not only trigger action but also become a character in the development of the plot. The present study concludes
that textual and imagined places should not be taken as mere portrayals of topographic structures; rather, they
explain the socio-cultural paradigm of a given social order.
1-Fasih ur Rehman Lecturer, Department of English, Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak, KP, Pakistan.2-Rao Aisha Sadiq Lecturer, Department of English, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Atta-ul-Mustafa Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Linguistics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
KeywordsLouise Erdrich, Native American Topography, Place, Space, Spatiality
Volume & IssueVI - III