Monday, March 09, 2009

e-book: Dirty Little Angels

When author Chris Tusa from New Orleans contacted me through the Book Blogs forum about his debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, I was more than happy to receive the e-book version from him. Dirty Little Angels (170 pages) is published by the University of West Alabama. The premise of the story interests me. Here's briefly about the book:

Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered, Hailey puts her faith in Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. Fascinated by Moses's lopsided view of religion, Hailey, and her brother Cyrus, begin spending time down at an abandoned bank that Moses plans to convert into a drive-through church. Gradually, though, Moses's twisted religious beliefs become increasingly more violent, and Hailey and Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from which there may be no escape.

Chris is also a talented poet and has a book collection of poems under the title Haunted Bones published by the Louisiana Literature Press. More about the author here.

I've been truly blessed with so many complimentary reading materials in these past few days: magazines from the PA conference and e-book from Chris Tusa.

I like exploring the works of new authors. How about you?