Pub Date: 2016
LaRose: A Novel
by Louise Erdrich
Winner of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award!
In this literary masterwork, the 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 indigenous culture. Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart. An unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America’s most distinguished writers.
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“...a magnificent, sorrowful tale of justice, retribution, and love.” — Vanity Fair
“…a brutal, ultimately buoyant dramatization of the way unexpected kinships heal us.” — O, the Oprah Magazine
“A stunning novel…A heartbreaking tale of love, family, and obligation that spans generations.” — Real Simple
“…[a] meditative, profoundly humane story…Electric, nimble, and perceptive, this novel is about ‘the phosphorous of grief’ but also, more essentially, about the emotions men need, but rarely get, from one another.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The radiance of this many-faceted novel is generated by Erdrich’s tenderness for her characters…magnificent…a brilliantly imagined and constructed saga of empathy, elegy, spirituality, resilience, wit, wonder, and hope that will stand as a defining master work of American literature for generations to come.” — Booklist (starred review)
“Erdrich spins a powerful, resonant story with masterly finesse…memorable and satisfying.” — Publishers Weekly Starred Pick of the Week