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Jesus out to Sea and Other Stories

by James Lee Burke

Jesus out to Sea and Other Stories by James Lee Burke
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2007
    256 pages
    Genre: Short Stories & Essays

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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. Paperback original.

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"Burke demonstrates impressive range, sensitivity and polish in these smaller-scale gems." - PW.

"He is both a deeply romantic and an unremittingly realistic writer, and it is in that tension that his lyrical prose takes flight." - Booklist.

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James Lee Burke Author Biography

James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas, in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B. A. Degree in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960 respectively. Over the years he worked as a landman for Sinclair Oil Company, pipeliner, land surveyor, newspaper reporter, college English professor, social worker on Skid Row in Los Angeles, clerk for the Louisiana Employment Service, and instructor in the U. S. Job Corps.

He and his wife Pearl met in graduate school and have been married 43 years, they have four children: Jim Jr., an assistant U.S. Attorney; Andree, a school psychologist; Pamala, a T.V. ad producer; and Alafair, a law professor and novelist whose first novel ...

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