Jealous Kind

Ebook edition released 30/08/2016

by James Lee Burke

Jealous Kind Synopsis

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burkean atmospheric, powerful, coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms.On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as youd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussards feet. Theres a class war between the haves and the have-nots as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron comes of age, trying to understand how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what traditional America means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world. When Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a drive-in, he steps in. Aaron and Valerie begin dating, but Grady presents a looming problemas does Gradys father, who has troubling criminal connections. In the middle of it all is Aaron, who seemingly takes care of one threat, only to see multiple ones manifest in its stead. In The Jealous Kind, modern master (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke creates a singular, bittersweet experience that mirrors a larger world on the precipice of great change. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we cant help but recall the inspirational power of first love and how far we would go to protect the world we know.

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ISBN: 9781508211693
Publication date: 30th August 2016
Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Ebook

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