news from an alien world,
This review is from: Jesus Out To Sea (Paperback)
In this collection of eleven short stories, two of them excerpted from the Robicheaux series, the characters are mostly miserable, in particular those who - survivors of the terrifying hurricane Katrina - found refuge on a roof in the hope to be eventually rescued. However not by president Bush, who merely waved to some of them from his helicopter, and this not sooner than some days after the flood.
The title of the collection alludes to a big wood carving of Jesus on his cross, teared away from a stucco church, drifting on his back, his arms stretched out, within a few yards of the narrator squatting a tin roof.
A plain vanilla James Lee Burke.