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

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Brown's second novel returns to the hothouse milieu of his first (Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994): a New Orleans full of familial tragedy and racial strife. And like the first, this somber ... 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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