Babylon Rolling

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Knopf Canada, Aug 11, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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From the author of the acclaimed debut Pretty Little Dirty comes a complex, seductive novel about race and culture, set in New Orleans.

Babylon Rolling is a glittering, gritty, unflinching novel of five families living along an Uptown block in the year before Hurricane Katrina. Told in numerous voices, it explores what happens when forces collide in the boozy, humid city that care forgot. At once an exploration of ethnicity and a portrait of a city on the edge of annihilation, Babylon Rolling is a brave and masterful novel.
 

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I really ended up enjoying this book. My husband picked it out for me when we were at the book store and I just endulged him by buying it. When I first started reading it I still thought I wasn't ... Read full review

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Having been such a big fan of Boyden's previous work, Pretty Little Dirty, I was somewhat disappointed by this. The story takes place in New Orleans and spans the time period from right before ... Read full review

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Contents

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EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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About the author (2009)

Amanda Boyden was born in northern Minnesota. After experiencing a life-changing, random act of violence, Amanda decided to pursue writing seriously. She attended the University of New Orleans and graduated with an MFA in fiction. While there she met her Canadian husband, the writer Joseph Boyden. They live in New Orleans.

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