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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius in This Genre, October 4, 2007
This review is from: Jesus Out to Sea: Stories (Paperback)
Not given to reading collections of short stories as a rule, I decided to give "Jesus Out to Sea" by James Lee Burke a chance as the positive reviews were luring. I was deeply rewarded for taking the bait. Each story, written with powerful, lyrical, penetrating prose, reached inside of my psyche and touched me so deeply that I am still reeling hours after finishing. Tales of childhoods spent in New Iberia, Louisiana recollect the harshness of poverty, school bullies, disappearing parents, and crime balmed only by sense of community, patriotism, and hard held friendships. Raw reflections of wars fought on battlefields and inside the soul bleed truth of one's fragility. The final story, an embittered homage to Katrina, shines a seething spotlight on this horrific event. Not since reading "A Tidewater Morning" by William Stryon have I been so profoundly moved by genuine writing. "Jesus Out to Sea" will be a permanent fixture on my bookshelves. A brilliant piece of literature and an author as gifted as James Lee Burke deserves to be read and praised by the generations.
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