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The Lost Get-back Boogie

Burke, James Lee

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ISBN 10: 0807113344 / ISBN 13: 9780807113349
Published by Louisiana State Univ Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1986
Used Condition: As New Hard Cover
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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. A beautiful unread copy. James Lee Burke's The Lost Get Back-Boogie was his breakthrough book that was the precursor to his successful Dave Robicheaux mystery series. The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected by over one hundred publishers before being published in a very small print run by Louisiana University Press in 1986. Iry Parel has been paroled from a state at Angola after serving two years for killing someone in a bar fight, and heads wes to Montana to start over. Bookseller Inventory # 1002391

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Iry Paret's done his time -- two years for manslaughter in Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary. Now the war vet and blues singer is headed to Montana, where he hopes to live clean working on a ranch owned by the father of his prison pal, Buddy Riordan. In prison, Iry tinkered with a song -- "The Lost Get-Back Boogie" -- that never came out quite right. Now, the Riordan family's problems hand him a new kind of trouble, with some tragic consequences. And Iry must get the tune right at last, or pay a fateful price.

Product Description: Iry Paret is a young blues musician trying to put the past behind him. Having served time for killing a man in a barroom brawl, Iry heads west to make a fresh start, where he settles on a Bitteroot Valley ranch with Frank and his son Buddy, Iry's old prison friend. But just as Iry's new life is establishing itself, Frank is getting in too deep. Iry tries to remain uninvolved, but his passion for a woman pulls him in. Now he must determine how far he will go and how much he is willing to risk to help a friend.

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Title: The Lost Get-back Boogie

Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: Third Printing

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