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Almost Innocent

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Clay-Lee Calvert is the love child of two people who are as beautiful as models in a magazine but whose similarity ends there. Her father, Rand, is an artist-easygoing, dreamy, principled, and chronically jobless. Her mother, Constance, is the blue-blooded, pampered, delicate but determined daughter of a state supreme court justice. How their intense passion for each other plays out against the sumptuousness and decay of 1950s New Orleans is something to which no innocent should be privy.

In Sheila Bosworth's mesmerizing first novel, the era, the place, the people, of Clay-Lee's childhood all form an air as real as our own pasts, alternately dim and indelible, where everyone bears some guilt, and all are almost innocent.


Praise for this book

"A remarkable first novel. Like the old master Henry James, Sheila Bosworth uses the chilling device of using the mirror of innocence to reflect evil. It is a lovely achievement, a superior one." - Walker Percy

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Used availability for Sheila Bosworth's Almost Innocent

Hardback Editions

November 1984 : USA Hardback

Title: Almost Innocent
Author(s): Sheila Bosworth
ISBN: 0-671-50365-0 / 978-0-671-50365-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

April 1996 : USA Paperback

Title: Almost Innocent
Author(s): Sheila Bosworth
ISBN: 0-8071-2066-9 / 978-0-8071-2066-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: LSU Press
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February 1986 : UK Paperback

Title: Almost Innocent (Contemporary American Fiction)
Author(s): Sheila Bosworth
ISBN: 0-14-008443-6 / 978-0-14-008443-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Almost Innocent: A Novel
Author(s): Sheila Bosworth
Publisher: Open Road Media
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