Novelist Louise Erdrich on “LaRose”

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Guest: Louise Erdrich

In her new novel LaRose, Native American writer LOUISE ERDRICH continues to probe themes of suffering, revenge, atonement and sacrifice. The story starts with a tragedy.  On a small Ojibwe Reservation in North Dakota, Landreaux Iron accidently kills his best friend’s young son while hunting deer. Iron and his wife give their own son, LaRose, to the grieving family. LaRose is the third book in Erdrich’s justice trilogy that follows this tight-knit community.  Erdrich, who is part Ojibwe herself, has written over a dozen novels, including Love Medicine, The Plague of Doves and The Round House. She’s won the National Book Award, Library of Congress prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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