Babylon Rolling

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Knopf Canada, Aug 11, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
4 Reviews
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

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
20
Section 4
33
Section 5
46
Section 6
63
Section 7
76
Section 8
85
Section 16
182
Section 17
189
Section 18
203
Section 19
214
Section 20
224
Section 21
237
Section 22
251
Section 23
262

Section 9
98
Section 10
108
Section 11
117
Section 12
128
Section 13
152
Section 14
163
Section 15
172
Section 24
269
Section 25
274
Section 26
281
Section 27
288
Section 28
296
Section 29
302
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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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