Jesus Out to Sea by James Lee Burke

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In this moving collection of short stories, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his lyrical writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. The backdrop of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast is a versatile setting for Burke's stories, which cover the scope of the human experience -- from love and sex to domestic abuse to war, death, and friendship.

About James Lee Burke

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James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of thirty-one previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such New York Times bestsellers as The Glass Rainbow, Swan Peak, The Tin Roof Blowdown, Last Car to Elysian Fields, and Rain Gods. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
Published June 5, 2007 by Simon & Schuster. 244 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The 11 previously published stories in this strong collection showcase Burke's handling of familiar themes and places, minus the trappings that accompany his popular Dave Robicheaux or Bill Bob Holland novels.

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Excerpted from Burke’s A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE, this is a dark coming-of-age tale in which the author, with just a few lines of dialogue, brings a sad story of the separation of a father and son to a sorrowful conclusion, full of loss but without apparent bitterness or anger.

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Jesus Out to Sea: Stories

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But if pressed, I'd have to say that the title story, Jesus Out to Sea, which was originally published in Esquire in 2006, was the most powerful story for me.

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