The Resource LaRose, Louise Erdrich

LaRose, Louise Erdrich

Label
LaRose
Title
LaRose
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
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
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erdrich, Louise
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hunting accidents
  • Children
  • Atonement
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Indian families
Target audience
adult
Label
LaRose, Louise Erdrich
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918994415
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780062277022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994415
Label
LaRose, Louise Erdrich
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918994415
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780062277022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994415

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