The Resource LaRose, written and performed by Louise Erdrich

LaRose, written and performed by Louise Erdrich

Label
LaRose
Title
LaRose
Statement of responsibility
written and performed by Louise Erdrich
Title variation
La Rose
Creator
Author
Narrator
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
Credits note
Directed by Paula Parker ; produced by John Marshall Media
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3555.R42
LC item number
L376 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Hunting accidents
  • Children
  • Atonement
  • Vendetta
  • Indian families
  • North Dakota
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
LaRose, written and performed by Louise Erdrich
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923792739
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062466631
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062466631
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
UACD 7087(12)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)923792739
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
LaRose, written and performed by Louise Erdrich
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923792739
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062466631
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062466631
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
UACD 7087(12)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)923792739
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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