Faulkner & Friends

Faulkner & Friends

by Vicki Salloum
Faulkner & Friends

Faulkner & Friends

by Vicki Salloum


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Annie Ajami's book store, Faulkner & Friends provides not just a book store but a salon and haven for writers, and a beacon of culture in a run-down neighborhood. But just when the fledgling store seems destined to become financially viable, offering a lifeline to a better future for the destitute characters who have become her adopted family, the shop is plunged into a world of violence and Annie's dream for a literary life falls to ruin, like scattered pages from a broken bookbinding.


"If I didn't know better, I'd swear there's something in the water coming down the river that blooms good writers in New Orleans like magnolia blossoms: Faulkner, Rice, Percy, Toole, etc. And now here's the newest one to squeeze the heart to offer up its secrets. Faulkner & Friends is a wonderful read; that it's set in New Orleans is lagniappe." -- William Greenway, Ph.D., Author of Everywhere at Once and Fishing at the End of the World.

"The need to have sympathy for those whom society has left behind, even at personal sacrifice, is key to the novel." --Ruth Latta, author of The Songcatcher and Me

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990433101
Publisher: Underground Voices
Publication date: 09/21/2014
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 820,539
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Vicki Salloum has lived in New Orleans for many years with her husband, Wayne Holley. Her debut novella, A Prayer to Saint Jude, was published in 2012 by Main Street Rag Pub-lishing. Her short stories have been included in the anthologies When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple (Papier-Mache Press, 1987); Pass/Fail: 32 Stories About Teaching (Red Sky Books, 2001); and Voices From the Couch (America House, 2001). An excerpt from Faulkner & Friends appeared in the anthology Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox (Xavier Review Press, 2006). She holds an MFA in creative writing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
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