The Jealous Kind Burke, James Lee

The Jealous Kind

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'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly

On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes,
teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed.

When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.

Written in evocative prose, The Jealous Kind may prove to be James Lee Burke's most encompassing work yet. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational and curative power of first love and how far we would go to protect it.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781409163510
BY (AUTHOR) Burke, James Lee
PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : September 07, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 128 mm
WEIGHT : 320 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION : 'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael ConnellyOn its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed.When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.Written in evocative prose, The Jealous Kind may prove to be James Lee Burke's most encompassing work yet. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational and curative power of first love and how far we would go to protect it. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781409163510 BY (AUTHOR) Burke, James Lee PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : September 07, 2017 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 198 mm x 128 mm WEIGHT : 320 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items