The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1997 - Fiction - 257 pages
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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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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
1
ORPHANS
13
THE GREAT SEA
26
Copyright

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