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The Resource LaRose : a novel, Louise Erdrich

LaRose : a novel, Louise Erdrich

Label
LaRose : a novel
Title
LaRose
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louise Erdrich
Title variation
La Rose
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 co-conspirator 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."--Back cover
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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
FWA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erdrich, Louise
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • [Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Hunting accidents
  • Children
  • Indian families
  • Atonement
  • Atonement
  • Children
  • Hunting accidents
  • Indian families
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • North Dakota
Target audience
adult
Label
LaRose : a novel, Louise Erdrich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two houses (1999-2000) -- Take it all (1967-1970) -- Wolfred & LaRose -- 1,000 Kills (2002-2003) -- The gathering
Control code
ocn982944093
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
373, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062277039
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016017877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982944093
Label
LaRose : a novel, Louise Erdrich
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two houses (1999-2000) -- Take it all (1967-1970) -- Wolfred & LaRose -- 1,000 Kills (2002-2003) -- The gathering
Control code
ocn982944093
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
373, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062277039
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016017877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982944093

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