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The Resource LaRose, Louise Erdrich, (electronic resource)

LaRose, Louise Erdrich, (electronic resource)

Label
LaRose
Title
LaRose
Statement of responsibility
Louise Erdrich
Title variation
La Rose
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture. North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence?but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux's five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux's wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty's mother, Nola. Horrified at what he's done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition?the sweat lodge?for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. "Our son will be your son now," they tell them. LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new "sister," Maggie, welcomes him as a coconspirator who can ease her volatile mother's terrifying moods. Gradually he's allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches' own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal. But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole. Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America's most distinguished literary masters
Summary
Having accidentally killed his friend's 5-year-old son while hunting, Landreaux Iron gives away his own son to his friend's family according to tradition, leading to a tenuous peace that is threatened by a vengeful adversary
Theme
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480808
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
LaRose, Louise Erdrich, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=81EBC3B9-7779-4BB7-9D4E-F621EF22E34F
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Publication
Control code
ocn947963535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062277046
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
81EBC3B9-7779-4BB7-9D4E-F621EF22E34F
System control number
(OCoLC)947963535
Label
LaRose, Louise Erdrich, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=81EBC3B9-7779-4BB7-9D4E-F621EF22E34F
Publication
Control code
ocn947963535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062277046
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
81EBC3B9-7779-4BB7-9D4E-F621EF22E34F
System control number
(OCoLC)947963535

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