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Leslie Audio CD – Audiobook, August 1, 2002
To others she's proud and dangerous.
At the historically black college of Dillard University in the lush mystical city of New Orleans, the beautiful and serious Leslie Beaudet is struggling with a dark secret of power in a world that is pulling her in many different directions.
In the eyes of her Haitian immigrant father, Leslie is a queen who deserves more than the broken dreams and carnage of poverty. To her Black Indian mother, she is a source of pride and strength, a reason for carrying on. To her younger sister, already a mother of two and a high school dropout, Leslie is the only person who cares enough to share her woes. To her brother, she is the victim he failed to protect. To her college peers and teachers, Leslie is a determined, resourceful student, most likely to succeed, yet impenetrably private.
When a series of murders befall her New Orlean's community they point in Leslie's direction. Slowly, her friends and relatives realize they've never really known Leslie -- a complicated young woman terrified of failure, struggling with painful family secrets, praying for security that has eluded everyone around her, and craving the power to change her fate, a power that was hidden from her until now...when it's too late to stop her.
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- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (August 1, 2002)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 074352487X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0743524872
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.76 x 1.07 x 4.98 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,998,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Due to the lackluster lives of her siblings, Leslie's life is filled with pressure and a sense of obligation to others. Leslie's days and nights are often filled with pleas for help from someone in her family. Leslie is a serious and private person who usually does not give others the time of day. The only people that she has relationships with her three housemates, and though they live with her they don't feel that they know her at all. Her housemates feel that Leslie has a secret and they all want to know what it is.
After experiencing a major tragedy Leslie seems to get more mysterious and withdrawn than ever before. She has found within herself a mysterious force that is now controlling the course of her life.
Leslie by author Omar Tyree is an awesome book that draws you into Leslie's mind, a dark and sometimes scary place. This book is filled with rage, hurt and a general feeling of helplessness. But if you look deeper you will also see hope. This book was excellent and is in my opinion Mr. Tyree's best work. I look forward to reading more of the author's work in the future.
Reviewed by Simone A. Hawks