The wrecked, blessed body of Shelton Lafleur

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Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996 - Fiction - 257 pages
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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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User Review  - callmejacx - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

The wrecked, blessed body of Shelton Lafleur

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Brown follows his exceptional first novel, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery (LJ 12/93), with a step or so forward and a step or so back. Set like its predecessor in New Orleans, the novel is done ... Read full review

Contents

MOTHER AND CHILD I
12
ORPHANS
13
THE GREAT SEA
26
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Brown teaches creative writing at Sweet Briar College.

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