Toussaint Boudreaux, a black docker in New Orleans, moonlights as a prize-fighter in the hope of a better life. J. P. Winfield, a hick with a gift for 12-string guitar, finds his break into showbiz leads to the flipside of the American dream. And Avery Broussard, descendant of an aristocratic French family, runs whiskey after what remains of his land is repossessed....
©1965 James Lee Burke (P)2012 Recorded Books LLC
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On the face of it the story seem rather bare until you realize that you have listened non stop with very few book marks. For those not familiar with him, James Lee Burke is a stunning writer and his audiobooks, regardless of the narrator, are amongst the best that audible has to offer. If you like crime and low life novels all of his books are recommended
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