The Convict and Other Stories, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


A wonderful collection of 12 stories set mainly in and around the American Deep South from award-winning author James Lee Burke. For fans of James Lee Burke and Dave Robicheaux, THE CONVICT AND OTHER STORIES is a superb collection of stories set in and around the American Deep South and its charismatic people. From New Orleans to Dallas, with excursions further afield in Korea and Vietnam, James Lee Burke's characters live out lives of laughter and tragedy, mystery and intrigue, finding the memorable in the commonplace and bringing vividly to life the heat and dust of Southern life.




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these are literally delicious prose gems and earn all five hot whikte stars. There was a point at the endikng of one of them I yelled out to my empty house YES! TISIS THE REAL STUFF! THIS IS COMMUNICATING. THIS IS ENTERING MYMIND AND ME WANTING YOU TO STAY THERE.THIS IS MAKING ME THINK, BUT NOT JUST THINK, BUT THINK BEYOND THINKING! There is a sujggested study guide in the back for those wanting to "teach" creative writing. (and njo, darlink, it cannot be taught). Take my word for it, if you want to begin enjoying burke, this is the way to begin.

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