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Publisher Description

Discover the debut novel of James Lee Burke, before the creation of his now-famous Cajun detective, Dave Robicheaux , as he weaves together the struggles of three very different men.

Toussaint Boudreaux, a black docker in New Orleans, puts up with his co-workers' racism because he has to, and moonlights as a prize-fighter in the hope of a better life-but the only break he gets lands him in penal servitude. J.P. Winfield, a hick with a gift for twelve-string guitar, finds his break into show-biz leads to the flipside of the American dream. Avery Broussard, descendant of an aristocratic French family, runs whiskey when what remains of his land is repossessed...

The interlocking stories of these three men are an elegy to the realities of life in 1950s Louisiana, their destinies fixed by the circumstances of their birth and time. Yet each carries the hope of redemption...

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
August 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hachette Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
7.4
MB

Customer Reviews

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Half of Paeadise

If this was my first Burke book it would also have been my only one. Absolutely dreadful.

Mike Smyth

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