LaRose Characters

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LaRose

LaRose Iron is the youngest child of Landreaux and Emmaline Iron. He is the brother of Hollis, Coochy, Josette, and Snow. He is also the namesake of the LaRoses in the Iron family. LaRose is five when the novel begins and about nine or ten when the novel ends. He is deeply pensive and able to commune with the dead directly. He becomes a savior to both his family and the Ravich family after Dusty is killed.

LaRose is sent to live with the Raviches. Ultimately, he is shared between the families. As he spends time with both families, he slowly brings them together in spite of the tragedy of Dusty. LaRose wants to protect and soothe the pains of all those around him.

LaRose, seeking to help the newfound sister he has in Maggie, removes all of the dangerous things from the Ravich house –including bullets from...

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