The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur
General Fiction Large Print Edition It s New Orleans during the Depression and 8-year-old Shelton Lafleur tumbles from the top branches of a live oak tree and is crippled for life. His body wrecked but his spirit strong, he flees an oppressive orphanage to face the world alone. A man named Minou takes Shelton under his wing and teaches him how to survive in the segregated South. In a voice filled with rage, regret and surprising humor, Shelton narrates a tale that is both fateful and unforgettable, recounting a life of adversity overcome by grace.
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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
Review: The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton LaFleurUser Review - Kayla Beck - Goodreads
This is such a GOOD book and I cannot believe that I forgot about it. This is SO SO SO very good. I have to buy it and reread it now that I've remembered it. Read full review