Join Brandon Hollingsworth on Monday, January 9 at 6:30 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room for a discussion of LaRose by Louise Erdrich.
After accidentally shooting his best friend's young son in a hunting accident, Landreaux Iron—an Ojibwe man on a Native American reservation—performs "an old form of justice" by giving his own five-year-old son, LaRose, to the parents of his victim. This heart-wrenching decision reverberates through the two families and the community beyond. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the families and eventually their mutual sorrow begins to heal, until their fragile peace is threatened. Moving among generations and eras, this inspiring and affecting story explores loss, retribution, and justice.
Brandon Hollingsworth is the local host of National Public Radio's All Things Considered on radio station 91.9 FM, WUOT. His work has been featured on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Here and Now, as well as the network's national newscasts and on West Virginia Public Broadcasting's regional newsmagazine, Inside Appalachia. He and his partner live in Knoxville.