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The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur

(1996)
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John Gregory Brown's first novel, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, earned not only the highest critical acclaim but also a prestigious Lyndhurst Prize and the 1994 Lillian Smith Award from the Southern Regional Council. In this novel, Brown returns to his native Louisiana with a remarkable story of a young black orphan who endures uncommon tragedy and finds unlikely redemption. It is New Orleans during the Depression, and Shelton Lafleur, eight years old, tumbles from the top branches of a live oak tree, crippling him for life. But sweet deliverance arrives in the form of a wily man named Minou, who takes Shelton into his lively family and under his worldly tutelage. Now an elderly artist who has found fame as a painter of black southern life, Shelton recounts the dramatic events that led him and Minou to unravel his haunted, entangled past. A compelling testament to the age-old powers of benevolence and forgiveness, this graceful, ambitious novel firmly establishes John Gregory Br

    

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Hardback Editions

February 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur
Author(s): John Gregory Brown
ISBN: 0-395-72988-2 / 978-0-395-72988-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

July 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wrecked, Blessed Body Of Shelton
Author(s): John Gregory Brown
ISBN: 0-340-67458-X / 978-0-340-67458-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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July 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series)
Author(s): John Gregory Brown
ISBN: 0-7838-8198-3 / 978-0-7838-8198-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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March 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur
Author(s): John Gregory Brown
ISBN: 0-380-72965-2 / 978-0-380-72965-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books (P)
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July 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wrecked, Blessed Body Of Shelton
Author(s): John Gregory Brown
ISBN: 0-340-67457-1 / 978-0-340-67457-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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