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A collection of evocative short stories from the celebrated author of THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN and the Dave Robicheaux series.

James Lee Burke is in a class of his own for his highly acclaimed, award-winning crime fiction, most notably the Dave Robicheaux series set in Louisiana.

Burke paints a vivid picture of 1940s and 1950s Texas and Louisiana, from heartbreaking childhood reminiscences to death on an oil drilling barge and betrayal within a rock ‘n’ roll band. And as you would expect of a writer who cares passionately about his fellow man as well as the environment, the more contemporary stories deal with the devastation left by a hurricane – the despair of those stranded or left widowed by the disaster. Here is the first collection for ten years of stories by a modern master. Become lost in the melancholy beauty of James Lee Burke’s writing in this remarkable assortment of tales.

Reviews

Powerful, evocative, emotional and wonderfully well written... eleven stories that are gems and written by a master
HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER
Burke evokes people and landscape through a mixture of dialect and compelling descriptive prose
BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH
If you haven't yet discovered the great crime novels of James Lee Burke, you're in for a treat
David Sexton, EVENING STANDARD