Sarah Myles reviews 'LaRose' by Louise Erdrich

Sarah Myles reviews 'LaRose' by Louise Erdrich

LaRose

by Louise Erdrich

Corsair $32.99 pb, 384 pp, 9781472151872

Some books in a writer's oeuvre are like beacons. Louise Erdrich has shone such lights before, but in a prolific career – this is her fifteenth novel – LaRose is perhaps her brightest. A story of traditional justice, vengeance, and healing, LaRose is also a cohesive weaving of intergenerational stories that links back to the beginning of a writing career spanning more than thirty years.

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Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles is an Australian writer and reviewer. She is the author of Transplanted (2002), a novel of characterisation, social conflict, and medical intervention. Her current novel, set in Uganda, is concerned with survival, family, and cultural contrast in a world riven by civil war and complicated by Western involvement.

Published in August 2016, no. 383

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