LaRose

LaRose 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 narrat
  • Title: LaRose
  • Author: Louise Erdrich
  • ISBN: 9780062277022
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 culturIn 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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    Karen Louise Erdrich is a American author of novels, poetry, and children s books Her father is German American and mother is half Ojibwe and half French American She is an enrolled member of the Anishinaabe nation also known as Chippewa She is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant Native writers of the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.For information, please see answers topic louise eFrom a book description Author Biography Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists Born in 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota, she grew up mostly in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where her parents taught at Bureau of Indian Affairs schools Her fiction reflects aspects of her mixed heritage German through her father, and French and Ojibwa through her mother She worked at various jobs, such as hoeing sugar beets, farm work, waitressing, short order cooking, lifeguarding, and construction work, before becoming a writer She attended the Johns Hopkins creative writing program and received fellowships at the McDowell Colony and the Yaddo Colony After she was named writer in residence at Dartmouth, she married professor Michael Dorris and raised several children, some of them adopted She and Michael became a picture book husband and wife writing team, though they wrote only one truly collaborative novel, The Crown of Columbus 1991.The Antelope Wife was published in 1998, not long after her separation from Michael and his subsequent suicide Some reviewers believed they saw in The Antelope Wife the anguish Erdrich must have felt as her marriage crumbled, but she has stated that she is unconscious of having mirrored any real life events.She is the author of four previous bestselling andaward winning novels, including Love Medicine The Beet Queen Tracks and The Bingo Palace She also has written two collections of poetry, Jacklight, and Baptism of Desire Her fiction has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle 1984 and The Los Angeles Times 1985 , and has been translated into fourteen languages Several of her short stories have been selected for O Henry awards and for inclusion in the annual Best American Short Story anthologies The Blue Jay s Dance, a memoir of motherhood, was her first nonfiction work, and her children s book, Grandmother s Pigeon, has been published by Hyperion Press She lives in Minnesota with her children, who help her run a small independent bookstore called The Birchbark.

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  • He was extremely adept, had started hunting small game with his grandfather at the age of seven Landreaux took the shot with fluid confidence When the buck popped away he realized he d hit something else there had been a blur the moment he squeezed the trigger Only when he walked forward to investigate and looked down did he understand that he had killed his neighbor s son.Louise Erdritch uses a wide palette She draws a core event in strong lines, then brings together a diverse range of textures [...]


  • An accident that results in a child s death, sets the course of another child s life, LaRose The impact to the two families and their complex and dynamic relationships that are changed LaRose is forced into the role of healer to help each family cope with the death of the child by being the core of each families existence What we discover is the history of LaRoses through the generations and the power and spiritual qualities each have been endowed with.So lavishly written with Indian folklore of [...]


  • A tragic event , forever affecting two families happens in the second paragraph of the book and shapes this story, immersing the reader into the grief that is shared by them One child is dead , one is alive , and the two families are torn apart This sadness hangs in the air like one of those days when it s so humid it s hard to breathe It s difficult to read at times because Erdrich makes you feel their pain Her beautiful language takes you to the dark places where their grief has taken them Ami [...]


  • From the synopsis, so this is not a spoiler, we know that there is an accident that causes the death of a child In Native American culture this requires an act of atonement, so Landreaux Iron, the perpetrator convinces his wife Emmaline to give their young son Larose to Peter and Nola, the parents of the dead child This act sets off a chain of events that will take years to overcome.Mixing Native American culture with some magical realism, Indian folklore, customs and some beautiful prose is a h [...]


  • I wonder who you are now, Nola said.It s just me, said Peter, the same old me.No it s not We ll never be the same A miscalculated action A misstep in the wrong direction A side eyed glance in one s vision.With the last taste of summer on the horizon, Landreaux Iron steps out onto the very edges of his property in North Dakota in 1999 The majestic features of a well muscled buck catches his eye and the automatic reflex in his trigger finger sets off a response for which there will never be a mean [...]


  • Death Depression Drugs Revenge Rebirth Renewal Spellbinding StorytellingIn the opening pages of Louise Erdrich s unforgettable new novel, Landreaux Iron is hunting a buck in the North Dakota forest When he shoots, he discovers, to his horror, that he s killed his neighbour s five year old son, Dusty.What happens then is remarkable Landreaux and his wife Emmaline, following an old Ojibwe tradition, decide to give their own son, LaRose who s the same age as Dusty , to the boy s grief stricken pare [...]


  • Landreaux Iron accidentally kills a child while out hunting a buck.He and his wife, Emmaline, follow an old tribal tradition, and give their son, LaRose, away to the horrifically bereaved neighbor s Peter and Nola, are crazy, sick, in painemotionally, physically, spiritually complete shock.faced with unbearable AGONY Their other daughter is left hanging to figure out her emotions alone, too Her parents are so distraught they don t have it in them to help their other child grieve and heal Thank G [...]


  • This was a difficult book to read and it was just as difficult to rate with all the good elements mingling with the not so good ones If my expectations for this book hadn t been for it to be a 100% literary novel based on the one other book I read by this author, I might have rated it higher In fact, I was set to give it four stars until the last quarter of the book which seemed grafted on from a different story, some family drama with shades of chic lit I don t like using that term in a critica [...]


  • We are chased by what we do to others and then in turn what they do to us We re always looking behind us, or worried about what comes next When one tragic mistake is made, it will reverberate endlessly and affect the lives of two families How does one atone for a wrong done to another Will sacrifice and profound pain inflicted upon oneself and loved ones make things right After accidentally shooting a young boy while out hunting, Landreaux Iron seeks help and comfort from his Ojibwe culture The [...]


  • A story of two contemporary Native American families in North Dakota dealing with a personal tragedy and the role of one boy, LaRose, in fulfilling the healing process Erdrich has been a favorite author for me over the years, but only with this do I feel the urge to use the M word for description a masterpiece It s that good for story telling, character development, and resonating across time to elucidate our current challenge of how to live with the historical trauma experienced by Native Ameri [...]


  • LaRose is a persistently bleak, dismal, gloomy, depressing novel Unrelenting in the examination of multiple people with multiple emotional scars obtained, given, earned or not, earned through life This book is not for the faint of heart.If a man destroys his neighbor s property, most laws would demand some type of in kind restitution Damage a car or a fence and replace or repair it These are fairly easy to grasp, we ve all grown up with some variation of this, even if it is covered by insurance [...]


  • This book was so good I genuinely did not want it to end If Louise Erdrich were to continue the story into another book I would be a very happy reader indeed This was my first book by this author and I have not yet looked to see what else she has written, but I definitely will follow her up I enjoyed all of her characters, especially all of the children LaRose was very special and for some reason I also had a soft spot for Hollis I loved the references to the indigenous culture and beliefs and a [...]


  • It s all about grief The loss of a beloved family member The failure of a broken heart to mend The ways we try to compensate for damage done, words left unsaid, deeds that cannot be undone It s all in here Heartbreaking and lovely.


  • Louise Erdrich s new novel, LaRose, begins with the elemental gravitas of an ancient story One day while hunting, a man accidentally kills his neighbor s 5 year old son.Such a canyon of grief triggers the kind of emotional vertigo that would make anyone recoil But you can lean on Erdrich, who has been bringing her healing insight to devastating tragedies for than 30 years Where other writers might have jumped from this boy s death into a black hole of despair or, worse, slathered on a salve of [...]


  • Louise Erdich is a great writer and I enjoyed 3 of her other books a lot However, as much as I hate to say it because so many of my friends seemed to love the book, I found it to be a bit tedious and I didn t find much meat or excitement in the overall story The best part of the book for me was the story of the original LaRose, five generations back But the contemporary offspring just seemed to me to be overly realistic recovering alcoholics, petty jealous people, minimal depth and maybe just to [...]


  • I m having a hard time rating this one as there were times I was fully engaged, the writing beautiful, yet others when it meandered, and I found myself disinterested Louise Eldridge certainly has a style of writing that is uniquely her own Her depiction of Native American traditions and culture are unlike any other.The beginning had me all in as a man accidentally shoots and kills his neighbors 5 year old son He atones for this by giving the family his own sonLaRose LaRose is one of five LaRoses [...]


  • La Rose is a captivating and emotional story that takes you into the culture and beliefs of the Ojibwe Tribe of North Dakota The prose is slow and thoughtful, which gives the reader a sense of getting to know the many characters in this book which spans many generations, starting with the first La Rose in 1839 It s ultimately a story about devastating loss, remorse, revenge and forgiveness within a family This has been a difficult book for me to rate, going between 4 or 5 stars I felt there was [...]


  • Few contemporary fiction authors are able to capture the Native American experience as eloquently, if raggedly, as Louise Erdrich When she s on , her prose soars heavenward, eagle like, providing an aerie d panorama of rez life Occasionally though, her gauzy observations, while often gorgeous, serve to obfuscate rather to clarify, like a sweat house experience gone awry.LaRose encapsulates everything I love and everything I m less enad with about Ms Erdrich s stylizing The tragic set up to balan [...]


  • Not a spoiler, because it occurs in the first chapter of this book Landreau Iron is hunting, stalking a deer, and accidentally kills his neighbor s 5 year old son, Dusty To atone for his role in the accident, Landreau resorts to the old ways and gives to his neighbor s family his own son The premise of this book, that a man can atone for his accidental killing of a child by giving to the victim s family his own 5 year old boy, is a difficult idea to process My initial reaction was that this man, [...]


  • Game over Life is too short to force 15 hours of a laboriously tedious, if beautifully written, multi multi multi generational audiobook into your brain Ive read two Erdrich books before and knew the Ojibwe mysticism would show up along with a massive, interwoven family tree of stories I tolerated the out of body experiences and the disembodied head of an evil, murdered man which rolled around chasing the original LaRose and her husband to be Was this gorgeous and heart wrenching You betcha But [...]


  • In a North Dakota reservation hunting accident one families father accidently kills the son of his neighbor s family , and by invoking an ancient tribal law turn over their own 5 year old son Larose to be raised by them as retribution Parts of this book are beautifully written in prose and with insightful knowledge of ancient Indian traditions which Louise Erdrich is famous for writing about There are quite a few characters in here and an array of subjects from 9 11 politics , Father Travis a Ta [...]


  • 4.5 starsI love the way Louise Erdrich weaves old time Indian folklore into her stories This was fantastic.The death of a child is probably the worst thing a family can go through In this case the child s death dramatically alters 2 families and their relationships I really enjoyed the side story about the sisters and how they coped at a reservation high school I especially liked Maggie.Erdrich s writing is spectacular in this Her descriptions of the land and also the characters was great If you [...]


  • Out of the night that covers me,Black as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my unconquerable soul.In the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeoning of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed.Beyond this place of wrath and tearsLooms but the Horror of the shade,And yet the menace of the years,Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.It matters not how strait the gateHow charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate I am the ca [...]


  • Sometimes because of your family, your background, your town, your status, your temperament, your father, your mother there s no way to win in life Sometimes too much has been taken from you And now this empty, pointless life Your wife stops loving you The only friend you ve ever had turns his back on you Your little brother dies This hopelessness and heaviness was captured so well by Erdrich I don t think I ve ever before read such an accurate portrayal of how deeply unsafe and wide open the wo [...]


  • It is a rare book that can create unbearable tension right from the very first pages But from the start, it s obvious that Louise Erdrich is in full charge of her narrative When the buck popped away he realized he d hit something else there had been a blur the moment he squeezed the trigger Only when he walked forward to investigate and looked down did he understand that he has killed his neighbor s son Landreaux Iron, an Ojibwe man, a loving husband and father, and a recovering alcoholic, kills [...]


  • I d been anticipating reading LaRose since I first saw saw it on a list of coming soon recommendations, and the wait to get it from my library seemed interminable I ve seen some great reviews but I have to be honest and tell you that I wasn t as enad of it as I would have liked To my mind there are two conflicting aspects when considering this book the writing lovely and the story mediocre Let s start with the good stuff I really enjoyed Louise Erdich s style, her ability to blend the literal an [...]


  • A powerful story about Ojibwe culture, both modern and historical, told through the lens of two neighboring families living through the aftermath of tragedy The accidental killing of the child of one of these families by the husband in the other triggers the best and worst of human nature grief, compassion, blame, anger, revenge, caring, faith, betrayal, addiction recovery, hope for the future The people who populate this book wrestle with the darkness, hoping to create a space for the light to [...]


  • At the very beginning of this book so no spoiler Landreaux Iron shoots his best friend s son, also the best friend of his son, in what is incontrovertibly a tragic hunting accident About the accident aspect there is never any doubt, but nevertheless innocent blood has been spilled What is atonement in this context Under such circumstances, how could the torn fabric of community life, love and friendship be repaired Landreaux and his wife Emmaline turn for answers to the old ways of their Native [...]


  • 3.5 Louise Erdrich is a great storyteller and her writing is masterful This is about LaRose whose life was changed forever after a fatal accident involving his father and a close family friend It s part of Ojibwe beliefs that the honorable thing to do is to give LaRose to this grieving family to raise as their own We are taken on a journey as LaRose adapts to his new life and family This is a story about justice, forgiveness, and family.I have come to expect certain things when I m reading Erdri [...]


  • I m very impressed with Louise Erdrich writing I was my first book written by her but surly not the last one This book surrounded me with sadness like a dark fog Erdrich kidnapped my spirit, placed it in the middle of a family tragedy and made me watch how people I care about dealt with basic human emotions depression, rage, betrayal, broken vows, suicide attempt It was all there I saw it At some point I had to ask myself What would I do How would I feel if my little son, my baby was accidentall [...]


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