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Redemption

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Redemption

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
64553
publisher:
Harcourt
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

EW PICK

New Orleans has seldom been stickier, ladies of the evening slinkier, or male violence held at a steadier simmer than in Frederick Turner’s humid crime drama, Redemption, set in Louisiana circa 1913. Ever since a psychologically and physically crippling accident, ex-cop Francis Muldoon has turned over his life to backing crime boss Tom Anderson in conflicts with the law and with rival crooks. Then Adele, a hauntingly lovely singer with a sketchy past, comes to town, simultaneously upsetting the underworld balance of power and helping Muldoon regain his moral equilibrium. This dark, potent novel should be savored slowly, like a stiff Sazerac.

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