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Chris Tusa

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New Orleans, The United States
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Tennessee Williams, Palahniuk, Atwood, Faulkner, O'Connor.

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December 2007


Chris Tusa is the Writer-in-Residence at Southeastern Louisiana University. His debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, was released by The University of West Alabama in March of 2009. In the City of Falling Stars is his second novel.

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My publisher (University of West Alabama Press) and I would like to offer a free electronic ARC of my novel, In the City of Falling Stars, to anyone who is interested. Here's a summary:

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Dead birds are falling out of the sky and Maurice Delahoussaye suspects the air in New Orleans may be unsafe. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries claims the birds were poisoned, w... Read more of this blog post »
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Dirty Little Angels (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered, Hailey puts her faith in Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. Fascinated by Moses’s lopsided view of religion, Hailey, and her brother Cyrus, begin spending time down at an abandoned bank that Moses plans to convert into a drive-through church. Gradually, though, Moses’s twisted religious beliefs become increasingly more violent, and Hailey and Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from which there may be no escape.
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“People make mistakes. You can‟t go around blaming people for how your life turns out. The only person you got to blame for how your life turns out is you.”
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