Jesus Out to Sea

Jesus Out to Sea

By James Lee Burke

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781416548560, 240pp.

Publication Date: June 2007


In this moving collection of short stories, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his lyrical writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. The backdrop of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast is a versatile setting for Burke's stories, which cover the scope of the human experience -- from love and sex to domestic abuse to war, death, and friendship.

About the Author
James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the authorofmore thanthirtyprevious novels andtwo collections of short stories, including such "New York Times" bestsellers as "Light of the World", "Creole Belle", "Swan Peak", "The Tin Roof Blowdown", and "Feast Day of Fools".He lives in Missoula, Montana.