The wrecked, blessed body of Shelton Lafleur
It is Depression-era New Orleans, and Shelton Lafleur, eight years old, tumbles from the top of a tree, crippling him for life. Deliverance arrives in the form of a man named Minou, who takes Shelton into his family and under his tutelage. "This is the stuff of which classics are made and what literature is all about".--Los Angeles Book Review.
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I finished reading this book this morning and I am still feeling the effects of it this evening. From the very first sentence to the last the words it continued to flow as if to music. The imagery was touchable. The emotions deep. It is a book I won't forget. A book that will stay on top of my favorite book list. Describing the story would not do it justice. It's more than a story. I connected so close with the main character, as a child and as a man. Just when I thought I knew the other characters, I found out something new about them drawing me in deeper. It is one of the most touching stories I have ever read. If I could I would give it a million stars.
Review: The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton LaFleurUser Review - Michael Ray - Goodreads
John Gregory Brown writes a New Orleans version of Oliver Twist. His style is haunting and beautiful. Shelton LaFleur jumps off the pages and you will never forget him. This story could easily be ... Read full review