Outside Child: A Novel of Murder and New Orleans

Outside Child: A Novel of Murder and New Orleans

by Alice Wilson-Fried


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977208135
Publisher: Komenar Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

ALICE WILSON-FRIED grew up in the Magnolia Housing Project in New Orleans. After attending Grambling College and Tulane University, she worked in public relations at the Delta Queen Steamboat Company. For the past sixteen years, Alice has lived in California with her husband, Frank. She is a mother of two, stepmother of three, and grandmother of eight. She enjoys playing tennis, reading and continuing her involvement in the education and creative development of others.

While Outside Child is Alice's first published novel, she is also the author of a nonfiction book entitled Menopause, Sisterhood, and Tennis. Alice is currently working on a sequel to Outside Child, focusing that novel on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

What People are Saying About This

Wendy Nelder

"Outside Child is a fast, gripping read - an inside look at a foreign country hidden deep inside the glitter of New Orleans. The only rule is SURVIVE. The only law is TRUST NOBODY.
This book epitomizes the reason I co-founded the San Francisco Writers Conference. The author has a captivating story to share and a mesmerizing voice - and should be read. Now."--(Wendy Nelder, Co-founder, San Francisco Writers Conference)

Kevin Arkadie

"Outside Child is a creole stew of crime, politics, and Southern manners that gives a true flavor of New Orleans before all that water washed away some of the spice. Wilson-Fried creates a female protagonist who's authentic and real. The sibling relationship that's central to the story evokes Walter Mosely's Easy Rawlins and the colorful relationships that make that world so exciting."--(Kevin Arkadie, Writer/Producer, "The Shield")

Cara Black

"In Alice Wilson-Fried's debut mystery, Outside Child, pre-Katrina New Orleans comes alive again with patois and poignancy. Fast paced, down home and real, Outside Child rivets you to the page, keeps you turning pages, and brings back a vanished New Orleans."--(Cara Black, Author of the Aimee LeDuc Series)

Gary Phillips

"The tenor and allure of Alice Wilson-Fried's Outside Child is steeped in the mysteries of New Orleans, and some of its secrets are revealed in this, her debut novel."--(Gary Phillips, Author of Bangers)

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