The Jealous Kind A Novel

By: Burke, James Lee

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382pp. 8vo. Cloth and paper over boards, gilt on spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Book has a complete number line from 1-10, is unread, unmarked, unclipped, bright, tight, and has a Brodart protector. Spine head has a slight indentation. Houston in the late 50's.


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From New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke--an atmospheric, coming-of-age story set in 1952 Texas, as the Korea War rages.

On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed.

When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.

Written in evocative prose, The Jealous Kind may prove to be James Lee Burke's most encompassing work yet. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational and curative power of first love and how far we would go to protect it.

Title: The Jealous Kind A Novel

Author Name: Burke, James Lee

Categories: Crime Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2016

ISBN Number: 1501107208

ISBN Number 13: 9781501107207

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002067