“In the end only one thing really matters. The dead should count on resting peacefully. Everyone deserves a comfortable grave.” In Comfortable Graves we meet two lifelong friends, Clarence and Andre. Growing up in New Orleans, the boys have always had each other’s backs. Andre helps Clarence get through middle school, high school, and college by writing his papers and doing his math homework. In return, Clarence, a good-natured, blue-eyed Creole, protects Andre from bullies in school. As adults, Clarence and Andre find themselves in Poplar Grove, a small Mississippi town with a big problem: It’s a town with terrible secrets, shocking scandals, and corruption at all levels. With Andre’s intelligence and legal background and Clarence’s generous heart and charisma, the men make a dynamic team, attempting to overcome unimaginable bigotry in an attempt to right old wrongs. Set against a backdrop of larger-than-life characters, sexual perversion, greed, murder, and political corruption, Comfortable Graves is the story of friendship, love and the pursuit of justice. The end result of their efforts may not be what you expect.
Roy LeBlanc is the author of The Creole Son and Someplace Better. He grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Daphne, Alabama, with his wife and children.
These books are works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are the products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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