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General Fiction Large Print Edition It s New Orleans during the Depression and 8-year-old Shelton Lafleur tumbles from the top branches of a live oak tree and is crippled for life. His body wrecked but his spirit strong, he flees an oppressive orphanage to face the world alone. A man named Minou takes Shelton under his wing and teaches him how to survive in the segregated...more
Paperback, Large Print, 257 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Quill (first published February 23rd 1996)
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Michael Ray
John Gregory Brown writes a New Orleans version of Oliver Twist. His style is haunting and beautiful. Shelton LaFleur jumps off the pages and you will never forget him. This story could easily be turned into an opera or a stage version , like Les Miz. I have read it twice and will continue to read. I wrote the author and he graciously signed a copy of his newest book.
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This is such a GOOD book and I cannot believe that I forgot about it. This is SO SO SO very good. I have to buy it and reread it now that I've remembered it.
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Born and raised in New Orleans, John Gregory Brown is the author of the novels Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery (1994), The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur (1996), and Audubon’s Watch (2001).

His honors include a Lyndhurst Prize, the 1994 Lillian Smith Award, the 1996 Steinbeck Award, and the 2002 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Book of the Year Award. He is the Julia Jackson Nichol...more
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