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The Resource LaRose, Louise Erdrich

LaRose, Louise Erdrich

Label
LaRose
Title
LaRose
Statement of responsibility
Louise Erdrich
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erdrich, Louise
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.R42
LC item number
L36 2016b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Hunting accidents
  • Children
  • Atonement
  • Indian families
  • Vendetta
  • North Dakota
  • Grief
  • Atonement
  • Children
  • Hunting accidents
  • Indian families
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Vendetta
  • North Dakota
Label
LaRose, Louise Erdrich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"HarperLuxe Larger Print"--Back cover. 14 point
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
ocn923792878
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
582 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062466761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
LaRose, Louise Erdrich
Publication
Copyright
Note
"HarperLuxe Larger Print"--Back cover. 14 point
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
ocn923792878
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
582 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062466761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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