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The Lost Get-Back Boogie
by James Lee Burke and Chris Wiltz


Overview - Before The Lost Get-Back Boogie appeared to wide acclaim in 1986, James Lee Burke had been out of print in cloth for thirteen years and his fifth novel had received a record 111 rejection letters. "LSU Press put me back in the game and turned my career around," Burke says.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Before The Lost Get-Back Boogie appeared to wide acclaim in 1986, James Lee Burke had been out of print in cloth for thirteen years and his fifth novel had received a record 111 rejection letters. "LSU Press put me back in the game and turned my career around," Burke says. The novels and stories Burke had written during those years of rejection eventually became the stuff of the Dave Robicheaux series, which has earned him two Edgar Awards. Reviews of The Lost Get-Back Boogie now seem prescient. "This is the book that Burke was born to write--and you're grateful he did," wrote syndicated reviewer Nancy Pate. And from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, " It] was my introduction to Burke, and it is a cherished one. Burke demonstrates a rare ability to write an extraordinarily propulsive tale that borders on genre fiction without ever being less than literature." The book opens the day thirty-year-old Iry Paret leaves Louisiana's Angola state penitentiary, after serving two years for manslaughter, and follows him to Montana, where he hopes to stay cool and out of trouble by working hard on a ranch owned by the father of his prison pal, Buddy Riordan. Iry finds the fresh start he seeks, joins a weekend band, and even falls in love. But the Riordan family's problems deal Ire a new sort of trouble with some ultimately tragic consequences. The Lost Get-Back Boogie is a novel about essentially good people and their atempts to find their place in a changing, complicated world. And it is the work of James Lee Burke at the top of his form.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807130322
  • ISBN-10: 080713032X
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publish Date: September 2004
  • Page Count: 241
  • Dimensions: 9.42 x 6.36 x 1.05 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.19 pounds


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