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The Convict and Other Stories

James Lee Burke

From one of the country's most acclaimed and popular novelists comes a selection of a dozen short stories "that strike to the heart" (Publishers Weekly) set in James Lee Burke's most beloved milieu, the Deep South. James Lee Burke has become a dedicated voice for the people of Louisiana, especially post-Katrina. This collection demonstrates the depth of his feeling for the state that has always been such a study in contrasts: rural and urban, old and new, wild and civilized. In this moving collection of stories, first published in 1985, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his lyrical writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. Burke revisits the backdrop of the Gulf Coast, which he so loves, in a series of stories that covers the scope of human experience-from love and sex to domestic abuse to war and death and friendship. These portraits of lush, mysterious Louisiana and the people who live there, by turns heartwarming and dangerous, give fans a new glimpse of the gifts that have made Burke an international bestseller.

From one of the country's most acclaimed and popular novelists comes a selection of a dozen short stories "that strike to the heart" (Publishers Weekly) set in James Lee Burke's most beloved milieu, the Deep South. James Lee Burke has become a dedicated voice for the people of Louisiana, especially post-Katrina. This collection demonstrates the depth of his feeling for the state that has always been such a study in contrasts: rural and urban, old and new, wild and civilized. In this moving collection of stories, first published in 1985, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his lyrical writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. Burke revisits the backdrop of the Gulf Coast, which he so loves, in a series of stories that covers the scope of human experience-from love and sex to domestic abuse to war and death and friendship. These portraits of lush, mysterious Louisiana and the people who live there, by turns heartwarming and dangerous, give fans a new glimpse of the gifts that have made Burke an international bestseller.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From one of the country's most acclaimed and popular novelists comes a selection of a dozen short stories "that strike to the heart" (Publishers Weekly) set in James Lee Burke's most beloved milieu, the Deep South. James Lee Burke has become a dedicated voice for the people of Louisiana, especially post-Katrina. This collection demonstrates the depth of his feeling for the state that has always been such a study in contrasts: rural and urban, old and new, wild and civilized. In this moving collection of stories, first published in 1985, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his lyrical writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. Burke revisits the backdrop of the Gulf Coast, which he so loves, in a series of stories that covers the scope of human experience-from love and sex to domestic abuse to war and death and friendship. These portraits of lush, mysterious Louisiana and the people who live there, by turns heartwarming and dangerous, give fans a new glimpse of the gifts that have made Burke an international bestseller.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Boyer, Louis Moreno, Ed Sala, Henry Strozier, Richard Poe, T. Ryder Smith, Tom Stechschulte

Length:

5h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:49


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:12