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OUTSIDE CHILD: A Novel of Murder and New Orleans

Wilson-Fried, Alice

ISBN 10: 0977208125 / ISBN 13: 9780977208128
Published by Walnut Creek, California: Komenar Publishing, (2007.) dj, 2007
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's first mystery novel, a gripping story set in pre-Katrina New Orleans, by a woman who grew up in the Magnolia Housing Project and later worked at the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, and whose background lends authenticity to the story, INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 305 pp. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 64325

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Title: OUTSIDE CHILD: A Novel of Murder and New ...

Publisher: Walnut Creek, California: Komenar Publishing, (2007.) dj

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Split print run, 2000 hardcover, 1000 trade paperback

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Pre-Katrina New Orleans: Ladonis Washington finds success within her grasp after the grisly death of her business mentor. But will she risk her brother’s life in her search for the truth? When Tim Ganen ends up in the blades of a New Orleans paddle boat, a grieving Ladonis finds opportunity. Tim was her mentor, a white man willing to advise and guide a young, ambitious, well-educated black woman who grew up in the Magnolia Housing Project. Now his death—the manner of his death and his secrets—opens a door to promotion and success.But Ladonis is in over her head from the start. Floating Palace Steamboat Company CEO Bret Collins and Marketing Vice President Lamar Kasdan force Ladonis into their personal worlds of rivalry and deceit. Her initial forays place her in increasing jeopardy. Only her brother HeartTrouble seems able to rescue and deliver her from the villains and the dangers they threaten.HeartTrouble comes to her aid with intelligence, street experience, even attitude. In any other circumstances, Ladonis would have rejected her younger brother’s street smarts. Will he renew Ladonis’ understanding in the values she has scorned and abandoned, and, in turn, discover value in her ambitions? Not before sister and brother face death together.In Outside Child, Alice Wilson-Fried has written a debut mystery novel that reveals more than circumstances of murder and its resolution. Alice’s childhood in the Magnolia Project and her life thereafter in New Orleans proper has enabled this talented storyteller to open up the world of native-born New Orleans blacks, their communities and their abilities to succeed in their city. Alice takes readers on a tour of a place and society that has raised questions and enlivened curiosity since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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