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Black Water Rising

Black Water Rising

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Published by Profile Books Ltd in London .
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Reminiscent of early John Grisham and Walter Mosley, this taut, fast-paced novel heralds an exciting and powerful new voice in fiction. Big oil and its twin, corporate corruption, meet their match with Jay Porter, a struggling personal injury attorney down on his luck, who suddenly finds himself in a situation spiraling out of control. Jay knows a boat ride on the Bayou won"t measure up to his wife"s expectations of a birthday celebration, but it"s all he can afford. Once a man of virtuous ideals, he is now just waiting for a break. All that changes when midway through dinner, gun shots and sharp cries for help ring out. When he fishes a woman out of the Bayou, his sixth sense tells him this charitable act will lead to no good. Unraveling the woman"s past, Jay finds himself enmeshed in a web that weaves together greed, politics, and corporate corruption. And the secrets of his own past come back to either haunt or save him.

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ISBN 109781847652645

Suggested book and reading club discussion questions for Black Water Rising. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Black Water Rising 1. What do you think Jay’s choice to leave behind the politics of his youth for a shot at economic prosperity says about the larger American culture in ?.   Black Water Rising. by Robert Rayner. NOOK Book (eBook) $ $ Save 11% Current price is $, Original price is $ You Save 11%. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Black Water - Book II of the Mira. This suspenseful page-turner from the Edgar Award nominated author, T.J. MacGregor will appeal to fans of Dean Koontz, a psychic Author: Robert Rayner.

Fifteen years after the events of Black Water Rising, Jay Porter is struggling to cope with catastrophic changes in his personal life and the disintegration of his environmental law victory against Cole Oil is still the crown jewel of his career, even if he hasn't yet seen a dime thanks to appeals.   Black Water Rising (Book): Locke, Attica: Attica Locke--a writer and producer of FOX's Empire--delivers an engrossing, complex, and cinematic thriller about crime and racial justice Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist (Mystery/Thriller) Edgar Award Nominee (Best First Novel) The Orange Prize for Fiction (Shortlist) Jay Porter is hardly the lawyer he set out to be.

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The first story tells of Porter's narrowly avoided prison sentence at 19 for his radical work. “Black Water Rising is an excellent book by any measure, but as a debut, it is nothing short of astonishing.” —BookPage “Black Water Rising [is] a strong and whip-smart debut from Attica Locke.

Set in the author’s native Houston, it’s both a compelling mystery and a sharp, literate portrait of the social layers within that city’s. Black Water Rising. Attica Locke.4 Ratings; £; £; Publisher Description. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize On a dark night, out on the Houston bayou to celebrate his wife's birthday, Jay Porter hears a scream.

/5(4). PUBLISHERS WEEKLY JUN 1, Set inLockes compelling if unwieldy debut charts the moral struggles of Jay Porter, a black lawyer in Houston, Tex. Porter, who knows far more about a murder near one of the citys bayous than do the police, doesnt want to come forward largely because of his own criminal past as well as a secret relationship with Houstons female mayor.3/5(1).

Black Water Rising Book Summary and Study Guide. Attica Locke Booklist Attica Locke Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Black Water Rising; Jay Porter wants to help his family but time doesn't seem to be on his side.

His pregnant wife is depending on him to bring home the bacon, and it is stressing him out. A seasoned community.

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Attica Locke is a stand-out in every imperative-young-writer way -- James Ellroy Black Water Rising is a stylish, involving literary thriller with a strong emphasis on human politics and character/5(K). Black Earth Rising is a television drama series written and directed by Hugo Blick, about the prosecution of international war series is a co-production between BBC Two and show aired on BBC Two in the United Kingdom starting 10 September ; Netflix began streaming the show internationally outside the UK on Janu Attica Locke was born and raised in Texas.

She graduated from Northwestern University. Her first novel, Black Water Rising was a worldwide hit and was nominated for an Edgar Award and a NAACP Image Award in The book also received a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was selected for an Orange Prize in the UK.

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An auspicious debut from Reviews: Black Water Rising Attica Locke, HarperCollins pp. ISBN Summary Jay Porter is hardly the lawyer he set out to be. His most promising client is a low-rent call girl and he runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy strip mall.

Black Water Rising was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

On a dark night, out on the Houston bayou to celebrate his wife's birthday, Jay Porter hears a scream. Black Water Rising tells the story of Jay Porter, a young, black lawyer struggling to make ends meet in Houston, Texas.

To celebrate his pregnant wife's birthday, Jay hires a cut-rate boat for a moonlight cruise.5/5(5). Black Water Rising. by Attica Locke. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase.

Select a Bookseller - Direct Link to Buy. Amazon; Apple Books; Audiobook; Audiobooks Now; B&N ; Book Passage ; Book People ; Books & Books ; Books Inc ; Books-A-Million ; Brookline Booksmith ; Changing.Book Reviews Atmospheric deeply nuanced story [Locke] is able to write about Jay's urgent need to behave manfully and become a decent father with a serious, stirring moral urgency akin to that of George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane.

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I was hooked immediately. The setting is in Houston, TX. The main character, Jay Porter, is a young black lawyer just scraping by with small jobs.