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Purple Cane Road

James Lee Burke

Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what was his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Robicheaux's mind. He's lived with the fact that he would never really know what happened to the woman who left him to the devices of a whiskey-driven father. But deep down, Dave still feels the loss of his mother and knows that the infinite series of disappointments in her life could not have come to a good end. While helping out an old friend, Dave is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is the son of Mae Guillory, the whore a bunch of cops murdered thirty years ago. Her body was dumped in the bayou bordering Purple Cane Road, and the cops who left her there are still on the job. Dave's search for his mother's killers leads him to the darker places in his past, and solving this case teaches him what it means to be his mother's son. Purple Cane Road has the dimensions of a classic -- passion, murder, and nearly heartbreaking poignancy -- wrapped in a wonderfully executed plot that surprises from start to finish.

Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what was his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Robicheaux's mind. He's lived with the fact that he would never really know what happened to the woman who left him to the devices of a whiskey-driven father. But deep down, Dave still feels the loss of his mother and knows that the infinite series of disappointments in her life could not have come to a good end. While helping out an old friend, Dave is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is the son of Mae Guillory, the whore a bunch of cops murdered thirty years ago. Her body was dumped in the bayou bordering Purple Cane Road, and the cops who left her there are still on the job. Dave's search for his mother's killers leads him to the darker places in his past, and solving this case teaches him what it means to be his mother's son. Purple Cane Road has the dimensions of a classic -- passion, murder, and nearly heartbreaking poignancy -- wrapped in a wonderfully executed plot that surprises from start to finish.
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Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what was his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Robicheaux's mind. He's lived with the fact that he would never really know what happened to the woman who left him to the devices of a whiskey-driven father. But deep down, Dave still feels the loss of his mother and knows that the infinite series of disappointments in her life could not have come to a good end. While helping out an old friend, Dave is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is the son of Mae Guillory, the whore a bunch of cops murdered thirty years ago. Her body was dumped in the bayou bordering Purple Cane Road, and the cops who left her there are still on the job. Dave's search for his mother's killers leads him to the darker places in his past, and solving this case teaches him what it means to be his mother's son. Purple Cane Road has the dimensions of a classic -- passion, murder, and nearly heartbreaking poignancy -- wrapped in a wonderfully executed plot that surprises from start to finish.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nick Sullivan

Length:

10h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:13