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The Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind

‘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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 1st September 2016

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409163527

Reviews

One of America's greatest thriller writers ... this story of growing up in Texas in the 50s punches all the hallowed Burke buttons of valour and honour when a man does what he's got to do ... outstanding!
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
This tale of the getting of wisdom - terrific in every sense - is the perfect place to start enjoying one of the world's finest (crime) writers.
Evening Standard
Don't miss it, whatever you do.
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'a hugely powerful coming-of-age tale ... unmissable'
Irish Independent