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Leslie

by Omar Tyree

ISBN 0743228669 / 9780743228664 / 0-7432-2866-9
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FLYY GIRL
AND FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY


To some she's intelligent and beautiful.
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 the 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 always impenetrably private.

When a series of murders befall her New Orleans community, they increasingly 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. [via]