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Babylon Rolling

Babylon Rolling

(2008)
A novel by

 
From the acclaimed author of Pretty Little Dirty ("a first novel of complex truth and beauty"--San Francisco Chronicle), comes a glittering, gritty, and unflinching story of five families--black, white, and Indian--living along one block of Uptown, New Orleans.

It is the summer of 2004, and Orchid Street is changing. Newcomers Ariel May and her husband, Ed, relocated from Minnesota, are trying to make sense of the Southern city. From her front porch, Philomenia Beauregard de Bruges watches her new neighbors, the Guptas, as they move into one of the biggest homes. Across the way, Daniel Harris, aka Fearius, has just been released from juvenile detention. And Cerise Brown, a longtime resident now in her late seventies, hopes only to pass the rest of her days in peace.

But with one random accident, a scene of horror on Cerise's front lawn, the whole neighborhood converges on the sidewalk to help, to cast blame, and to offer hope. And as Hurricane Ivan churns his way toward the city, bringing a different series of challenges, these new relationships tighten, intertwining the families' paths for better and for worse.

Told in five achingly real voices, Babylon Rolling is the story of one year on Orchid Street, a place where lives clash and collide, and where the humid air is charged with constant wanting. Offering a bold understanding of human nature and the hidden prejudices we harbor, Babylon Rolling is a powerful portrait of racism in America and a city on the edge of transformation.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Babylon Rolling
Author(s): Amanda Boyden
ISBN: 0-307-39681-9 / 978-0-307-39681-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Babylon Rolling: A Novel
Author(s): Amanda Boyden
ISBN: 0-375-42533-0 / 978-0-375-42533-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Babylon Rolling
Author(s): Amanda Boyden
ISBN: 0-307-39682-7 / 978-0-307-39682-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Babylon Rolling (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Amanda Boyden
ISBN: 0-307-38824-7 / 978-0-307-38824-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Babylon Rolling
Author(s): Amanda Boyden
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Babylon Rolling: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Amanda Boyden
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   



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