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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

A glittering, gritty, and unflinching story of five families living along one block in New Orleans, a city on the verge of transformation, from the author of Pretty Little Dirty.

The summer of 2004: Orchid Street is changing. Newcomers arrive from the Midwest, a teenager returns from juvenile detention. Longtime residents peer out their windows, watching their strange new neighbors. But with one random accident, a scene of horror across front lawns, the whole neighborhood converges on the sidewalk. Told in five achingly real voices, Babylon Rolling is the story of a year on Orchid, where lives collide and the humid air is charged with constant wanting.

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Ariel May and her husband, Ed, have just moved to New Orleans with their two small children. Their neighbor, Fearius, is a fifteen-year-old just out of juvenile detention. Across the street, an elderly couple, the Browns, are only trying to pass their days in peace, while Philomenia Beauregard de Bruges, a longtime resident and “Uptown lady,” peers through her curtains at the East Indian family next door.With one random accident, a scene of horror across front lawns, the whole neighborhood converges on the sidewalk and the residents of Orchid Street are thrown together, for better and for worse.

About the Author

Amanda Boyden was born in Minnesota and raised in Chicago and St. Louis. Formerly a circus trapeze artist and contortionist, she earned her MFA from the University of New Orleans, where she now teaches writing. Her first novel, Pretty Little Dirty was published in 2006.

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ISBN:
9780307388247
Author:
Boyden, Amanda
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.96x5.34x.68 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ariel May and her husband, Ed, have just moved to New Orleans with their two small children. Their neighbor, Fearius, is a fifteen-year-old just out of juvenile detention. Across the street, an elderly couple, the Browns, are only trying to pass their days in peace, while Philomenia Beauregard de Bruges, a longtime resident and “Uptown lady,” peers through her curtains at the East Indian family next door.With one random accident, a scene of horror across front lawns, the whole neighborhood converges on the sidewalk and the residents of Orchid Street are thrown together, for better and for worse.
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