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From the Publisher"Boyden has a chameleon-like ability to inhabit any persona, of any race or age, so fully and seamlessly it's hard to remember that these people are invented rather than real. Pre-Katrina New Orleans leaps to life on every page, a beautiful, seamy, fragile city on the brink of chaos and ruin. Babylon Rolling is a heart-breaking and riveting novel."
—Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man
"Boyden invoked an array of New Orleans voices on Uptown's Orchid Street . . . an American Babylon that batters and woos with delights and disasters . . . The book's nuanced story of people who 'choose to live . . . inside the big lasso of river' reveals a side of the Crescent City not often seen in fiction."
“Few contemporary novels are, at their root, as compellingly about the relationship between a city and the people who live there. Boyden’s Babylon Rolling is a love letter, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes beautiful, between New Orleans and five people who live on one of its streets.”
—Steven Galloway for the Globe and Mail
“A genuine American literary talent.”
—Winnipeg Free Press
“With microscopic precision, Boyden is able to show how lives intersect, how one event perpetuates another and how we as human beings are all connected.”
“An adroit, compulsively readable study of a city and the shared humanity that unites its diverse inhabitants.”
From the Hardcover edition.