Windows Into Worth

What We Can't Put Down... LaRose

"Where the reservation boundary invisibly bisected a strand of deep brush -
chokecherry, popple, stunted oak - Landreaux waited."
Louise Erdrich takes us on a journey again in her latest novel, LaRose. The scene is set in North Dakota, summer of 1999. Landreaux Iron is hunting deer along his property line when he inadvertently kills the neighbors five-year-old son Dusty. The world begins spinning in chaos, and Landreaux turns to the native sweat lodge tradition for guidance to find a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, Landreaux and his wife Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving neighbors.

The novel then chronicles the sense of life, loss and justice both families feel, and the special bond they form with LaRose. Showcasing the immense capacity of the human heart.