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Fifteen years after he tormented fellow students at Catahoula Bayou School, Junior Guidry is broke, drunk, one-legged, and living in a wreck of a trailer on the edge of a snake-infested swamp. He's survived an oil-rig accident that would've killed most men but, with the help of a good lawyer, made him rich instead. But he's squandered his fortune on drink, blackjack, womanizing, and brawling, leaving a wake of wrecked cars and friendships, not to mention lost or stolen wooden legs. Then the mysterious Iris Mary Parfait enters his life. She's on the run from a tragic childhood and a bad, bad man. When news reaches Junior that a bar owner with Mob connections has posted a $100,000 bounty on Iris's head because she knows too much about him, Junior realizes he could regain his fortune—but at what cost?

Narrated in Junior's unvarnished voice, Junior's Leg takes the reader on a singular journey through the mind of a troubled man. It is at turns unsettling, ribald, sexy, and poignant—a bold stroke of storytelling that ultimately plumbs the possibilities of love and redemption, even for as unlikely a candidate as Junior.

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No one tells a tall bayou tale like Ken Wells. His award-winning debut, Meely LaBauve (a YALSA best book of the year) won accolades nationwide and was called an expert first novel (The New York Times), funny and poetic (The Miami Herald). Its hero was a cross between Huck Finn and Oliver Twist (Denver Post). Now Wells returns with the story of Meely's nemesis, schoolyard bully Junior Guidry, a one-legged, foultempered roughneck who gets a surprising shot at redemption. Narrated in Junior's unvarnished voice, Junior's Leg takes the reader on a singular journey, at turns unsettling, ribald, sexy, and poignant. It is a bold stroke of storytelling that ultimately plumbs the possibilities of love and second chances, even for as unlikely a candidate as Junior.

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The second book in Wells's critically acclaimed bayou trilogy returns with the story of Meely's nemesis, schoolyard bully Junior Guidry, a one-legged, foul tempered roughneck who gets a surprising shot at redemption.

About the Author

Ken Wells, author of Meely LaBauve, is a senior writer and features editor for page one of The Wall Street Journal. In 1982, as ajournalist at The Miami Herald, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives with his family outside Manhattan.

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ISBN:
9780375760327
Author:
Wells, Ken
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
General
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Organized crime
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Amputees
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Humorous Stories
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Louisiana
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Suspense fiction
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Literary
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.12x5.12x.65 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , No one tells a tall bayou tale like Ken Wells. His award-winning debut, Meely LaBauve (a YALSA best book of the year) won accolades nationwide and was called an expert first novel (The New York Times), funny and poetic (The Miami Herald). Its hero was a cross between Huck Finn and Oliver Twist (Denver Post). Now Wells returns with the story of Meely's nemesis, schoolyard bully Junior Guidry, a one-legged, foultempered roughneck who gets a surprising shot at redemption. Narrated in Junior's unvarnished voice, Junior's Leg takes the reader on a singular journey, at turns unsettling, ribald, sexy, and poignant. It is a bold stroke of storytelling that ultimately plumbs the possibilities of love and second chances, even for as unlikely a candidate as Junior.
"Synopsis" by , The second book in Wells's critically acclaimed bayou trilogy returns with the story of Meely's nemesis, schoolyard bully Junior Guidry, a one-legged, foul tempered roughneck who gets a surprising shot at redemption.
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