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The Convict and Other Stories
The Convict and Other Stories
Author: James Lee Burke
James Lee Burke transports readers to the Gulf coasts of Louisiana and Texas and to battlefields around the world in the nine stories in this powerful and atmospheric collection, exploring themes of guilt, memory, war, and race. — In "The Pilot", a man fixes his troubled marriage in his own inimitable way. "Taking a Second Look" is the story of a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416599258
ISBN-10: 1416599258
Publication Date: 3/17/2009
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This collection of stories about strong southern men was a fascinating insight into so many lives. The men who encounter these moral dilemmas or life-altering events approach them in individual ways, but the stories still speak to everyone, and they posses enough individuality to make each story entirely different.

Ranging in ages from young boys still formulating their own opinions about the world, to men on the verge of death, remembering their own discoveries, each character is well developed and interesting.

I particularly enjoyed the pilot's own form of revenge against his wife's lover, and the young boys who watched their uncle and father make choices about right or wrong.
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