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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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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Brown teaches creative writing at Sweet Briar College.

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