❴Ebook❵ ➣ Boulevard Author Jim Grimsley – Tbjewellers.co.uk Newell never really belonged in Pastel Alabama Ready for a change he buys a one way ticket to New Orleans The year is 1978 and the rambunctious city beckons with its famous promise of bright lights ex Newell never really belonged in Pastel Alabama Ready for a change he buys a one way ticket to New Orleans The year is and the rambunctious city beckons with its famous promise of bright lights excitement and men everywhere Newell makes his way finding a job in a pornographic bookstore and renting a room in the French uarter His good nature good looks and a daring stunt in a popular bar make him a uick favorite of the town Soon he has friends Some are harmless like Henry a pudgy sidekick who's a freuent denizen of the porn shop's movie booths Others prove dangerous like party boy Mark Newell's first beau who has a penchant for recreational drugs Finally Newell encounters the volatile Jack who shows Newell the blackest heart of the city Boulevard Jim Grimsley's fifth novel reminds us that Grimsley is what Publishers Weekly calls an accomplished stylist and a complex moralist He takes one character's dream and reveals what can happen when dreams are fulfilled.
Jim Grimsley was born in rural eastern North Carolina and was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying writing with Doris Betts and Max Steele He has published short stories and essays in various uarterlies including DoubleTake New Orleans Review Carolina uarterly New Virginia Review the LA Times and the New York Times Book Review Jim’s first novel Winter Bir.
- 304 pages
- Jim Grimsley
- 13 December 2016 Jim Grimsley