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About the author:
Attica Locke is a writer whose first novel, Black Water Rising, was nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award, a 2010 NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was longlisted for an Orange Prize in the UK. Attica is also a screenwriter who has written movie and television scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, Dreamworks and Silver Pictures. She was also a fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmakers Lab and is a graduate of Northwestern University. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter. She is currently at work on her second book. Find her online at www.atticalocke.com.
What do you do when you’ve given up on your American Dream, because there’s no way to get there now, not after you’ve been betrayed and have a record? Well… You make do. Make as good a life as you can. Especially when you love your wife, and she’s expecting a new addition to the family.
And that’s exactly what Jay Porter does. Eking out a living as an attorney who’s barely making ends meet, he has “connections” arrange for a nice boat ride on the bayou to celebrate his wife’s birthday. Midway into the celebration, they hear gunshots and rescue a woman who comes stumbling into the bayou. And Jay gets dragged kicking and screaming into a plot so convoluted, he doesn’t believe it even when he finally realizes it.
Attica Locke’s Black Water Rising was not an easy read–there were so many things going on that I almost took notes to keep track of it all. But it’s wrapped up nicely in the end. Give it a try for some summer reading.
drey’s rating: 3.5/5 Very Good
Challenges: 100+, Pub