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LaRose

(2016)
A novel by

 
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.

 
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Used availability for Louise Erdrich's LaRose


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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: LaRose
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 1-4721-5186-0 / 978-1-4721-5186-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: LaRose: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-227702-2 / 978-0-06-227702-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: LaRose: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-227703-0 / 978-0-06-227703-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: LaRose
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 1-4721-5185-2 / 978-1-4721-5185-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: LaRose
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 1-4721-5187-9 / 978-1-4721-5187-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: LaRose: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-246676-3 / 978-0-06-246676-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio CD
Title: LaRose Low Price CD: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-267228-2 / 978-0-06-267228-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: LaRose CD: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-246663-1 / 978-0-06-246663-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: LaRose: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: LaRose
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: LaRose: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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