Purple Cane Road

Purple Cane Road

Large Print - 2000
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Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass onto the son.  But what has his mother's legacy left him?  Dead to him since youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Dave's mind.  He's lived with the fact that he would never really know what happened to the woman who left him to the devices of his whiskey-driven father.  But deep down, he still feels the loss of his mother and knows the infinite series of disappointments in her life could not have come to a good end.

While helping out an old friend, Dave is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks him if he is Mae Guillory's boy, the whore a bunch of cops murdered 30 years ago.  The pimp goes on to insinuate that the cops who dumped her body in the bayou were on the take and continue to thrive in the New Orleans area.

Dave's search for his mother's killers leads him to the darker places in his past and solving this case teaches him what it means to be his mother's son.  PURPLE CANE ROAD has the dimensions of a classic-passion, murder, and nearly heartbreaking poignancy-wrapped in a wonderfully executed plot that surpises from start to finish.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print published in association with Doubleday Books, c2000
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780375430558
0375430555
Branch Call Number: LT F BUR
Characteristics: 501 p. (large print) ; 25 cm

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Nov 04, 2011

Burke is the unchallenged master of ambiance and character development.

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