The Hard Blue Sky

The Hard Blue Sky


“A huge and delicately coloured landscape of summertime on a scorching and lonely island off the coast of Louisiana.” —The New Yorker
 
West of latest Orleans between a number of small Gulf islands lies the Isle aux Chiens, a tiny, impoverished strip of land pressured through insupportable warmth and roaming packs of untamed canines. the following a handful of Creole households eke out a meager lifestyles through fishing the Gulf waters. Such is the destiny of Al Landry and his seventeen-year-old daughter, Annie. All Annie has ever identified is the wild sea, yet she longs for people and locations, together with the glamor of lifestyles within the mammoth effortless. whilst a merciless, good-looking guy from the town passes via, he kindles Annie’s fantasies for a existence past the island. quickly, the younger woman faces a call: stay planted within the predictable existence she has regularly recognized, or toss all of it apart for her dreamed-of adventure.
 
The demanding Blue Sky is Grau’s debut novel, developing her as a chronicler of bayou existence and the complexities of the Deep South’s so much impoverished corners.
 
This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Shirley Ann Grau, together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen files from the author’s own collection.

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