THE KEALOUS KIND

THE KEALOUS KIND

Résumé

'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed. When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War. Written in evocative prose, The Jealous Kind may prove to be James Lee Burke's most encompassing work yet. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational and curative power of first love and how far we would go to protect it.

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  • EAN 9781409163510
  • Disponibilité Épuisé
  • Longueur 20 cm
  • Largeur 13 cm
  • Épaisseur 3 cm
  • Poids 456 g
  • Distributeur Olf

Série : Non précisée

James Lee Burke

  • Naissance : 5-12-1936
  • Age : 83 ans
  • Pays : Etats-unis
  • Langue : Anglais

James Lee Burke est né à Houston (Texas) le 5 décembre 1936. Il vit entre New Iberia (Louisiane) et Missoula (Montana). Il est le créateur du mythique enquêteur Dave Robicheaux, récemment incarné au cinéma par l'extraordinaire Tommy Lee Jones dans le film de Bertrand Tavernier Dans la brume électrique et qui aura permis à un plus vaste public de découvrir son oeuvre.

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