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Welcome to the Fallen Paradise

Sherman, Dayne

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ISBN 10: 1931561737 / ISBN 13: 9781931561730
Edité par MacAdam/Cage, 2004
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of HARD TO REMEMBER, HARD TO FORGET, a story of family tradition set in Baxter Parrish, Louisiana. Fine/Fine. Signed by Sherman on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 7302

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Titre : Welcome to the Fallen Paradise

Éditeur : MacAdam/Cage

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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10th Anniversary Edition of Award-Winning Welcome to the Fallen Paradise: A Novel by Dayne Sherman. Includes Reader’s Guide for Book Groups and Author Interview. Booklist Magazine's "Hard-Boiled Gazetteer to Country Noir" - Louisiana Pick, 2012 Description: Baxter Parish, Louisiana, is a bloody place where family tradition is stronger than the law and pride more valuable than life. Thirty-year-old Jesse Tadlock returns home to Packwood Corners to claim his inheritance after a peaceful, if not dull, twelve-year Army hitch. With a steady job, a past love back in his life, and his own land, he thinks he’s outlasted the legacy of violence that has haunted his family. But the morning after his first night in his new home in Mount Olive, a neighbor turns up at his door with a loaded rifle on his arm and a bloodthirsty pit bull in tow. Balem “Cotton” Moxley says he was born in this house and he’ll die there, or Jesse will. With his Uncle Red pushing him to deal with the threat the old way—meeting fist with blade, bullet with bomb—at odds with his desire for a simple peace, Jesse must find a way to stand up and save his own, even if it means losing everything to the fires of pride. Praise for Dayne Sherman and Welcome to the Fallen Paradise: A Novel “This pitch-perfect debut novel, about a hard-luck place where blood feuds spring up natural as pit bulls after raw meat, will go down easier with fans of rural crime stories than a juicy pork steak steeped in red-eye gravy.” ---Booklist (May 2012 "Hard-Boiled Gazetteer to Country Noir" Winner & Starred Review) “Backwoods violence and blood feuds are nothing new in Southern fiction, so it takes a strong writer to slug it out with in swamp and come back with a memorable story. Ponchatoula novelist Dayne Sherman is just such a writer, and Welcome to the Fallen Paradise, set in a fictional Baxter Parish, is just such an unforgettable book... utterly compelling.” --Times-Picayune (one of four “Best Debuts” in 2004) “A very slick debut tale, colorful and taut, that takes us into a crazy world and, at the close, brings us out alive.” -- Kirkus “Sherman’s promising debut chronicles a young man’s thorny return to his Louisiana hometown... Sherman brilliantly reunites a land with its own set of vicious rules with a native of that land who, as a changed man, simply wants peace. Weaving his way through a series of complex characters and a terrain fertilized with a proud but bloody history, Sherman tells a spirited and engaging tale.” --Publishers Weekly “Dayne Sherman’s exciting fiction takes us down a dusty Southern road to a place where both honor and ties of blood are more important than breath itself, and where even the religion is violent.” --Tim Gautreaux, author of The Missing and The Clearing “Dayne Sherman writes like I wish I could if I was still young enough to change.” --Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin’ and Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story "Welcome to the Fallen Paradise reads like an amped-up, muscle-bound, southern morality tale of old. But Dayne Sherman has taken a classic story of family honor and revenge and given it just the right dash of modern swing. Fast-paced, action-packed, and filled with one memorable character after another, this is one page-turner that will remind you that the southern gothic is alive and well.” --Inman Majors, author The Millionaires

About the Author:

Dayne Sherman is a college professor. He has worked a variety of jobs as a grocery store clerk, carpenter's helper, door-to-door rat poison distributor, watermelon salesman, itinerant Baptist preacher, English as a second language teacher in Russia, fitness instructor, and most recently as a reference librarian. At 18 years old, he took the GED and went to the university in his hometown. A member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sherman earned master’s degrees from LSU and Southeastern Louisiana University. Welcome to the Fallen Paradise was published by MacAdam/Cage in 2004. It was named a Best Debut of the Year by The Times-Picayune and a Notable Book by Book Sense. Recently, Welcome to the Fallen Paradise was the sole "Louisiana" pick for Booklist's "Hard-Boiled Gazetteer to Country Noir." His writing has appeared in many literary magazines, and one of his short stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sherman lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, with his wife and son. His website is Zion is his second novel.

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