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The Jealous Kind - A Novel

James Lee Burke

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke-an atmospheric, powerful, coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms. On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you'd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussard's feet. There's a class war between the "haves" and the "have-nots" as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron comes of age, trying to understand how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what "traditional America" means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world. When Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a drive-in, he steps in. Aaron and Valerie begin dating, but Grady presents a looming problem-as does Grady's father, who has troubling criminal connections. In the middle of it all is Aaron, who seemingly takes care of one threat, only to see multiple ones manifest in its stead. In The Jealous Kind, "modern master" (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke creates a singular, bittersweet experience that mirrors a larger world on the precipice of great change. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational power of first love and how far we would go to protect the world we know.

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke-an atmospheric, powerful, coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms. On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you'd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussard's feet. There's a class war between the "haves" and the "have-nots" as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron comes of age, trying to understand how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what "traditional America" means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world. When Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a drive-in, he steps in. Aaron and Valerie begin dating, but Grady presents a looming problem-as does Grady's father, who has troubling criminal connections. In the middle of it all is Aaron, who seemingly takes care of one threat, only to see multiple ones manifest in its stead. In The Jealous Kind, "modern master" (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke creates a singular, bittersweet experience that mirrors a larger world on the precipice of great change. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational power of first love and how far we would go to protect the world we know.
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From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke-an atmospheric, powerful, coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms. On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you'd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussard's feet. There's a class war between the "haves" and the "have-nots" as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron comes of age, trying to understand how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what "traditional America" means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world. When Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a drive-in, he steps in. Aaron and Valerie begin dating, but Grady presents a looming problem-as does Grady's father, who has troubling criminal connections. In the middle of it all is Aaron, who seemingly takes care of one threat, only to see multiple ones manifest in its stead. In The Jealous Kind, "modern master" (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke creates a singular, bittersweet experience that mirrors a larger world on the precipice of great change. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational power of first love and how far we would go to protect the world we know.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Will Patton

Length:

11h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:12