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Tagsmodern fiction (113), mystery/noir/crime (94), drama (17), fantasy/sci fi (16), psychology/neuroscience (13), golf (12), history (9), classic fiction (9), language (9), young adult (9) — see all tags

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About meA lawyer turned high school English teacher turned back into a government education lawyer. A 60s radical-hippie buried within a middle-aged bureaucrat. Addicted to golf since age 7, a lover of Samoyeds, mysteries both "real" and imagined, Bob Dylan, and all things Scottish. In the words of Dr. Seuss, despite three heart attacks, two coronary bypasses, one stroke, and two hip replacements, "I'm in pretty good shape, for the shape that I'm in."

About my libraryReflects my eight years of being a high school English teacher, my 33 years practicing law, the love of mystery, crime, and detective fiction my father passed on to me, and a somewhat contradictory appreciation for dark humor, postmodernism, existential cynicism, travel, history, politics, cultural studies, psychology, brain research, the nature of consciousness, mysticism, and religion.

"You never finish reading, even if you finish all your books, just as you never finish living, even though death is certain." Roberto Bolaño

GroupsGolf is a simulacrum of life, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, Lawyers, Literature & Madness, Neuroscience, Proust

Favorite authorsRoberto Bolaño, Don DeLillo, Jennifer Egan, Kay Redfield Jamison, Marcel Proust, Ian Rankin (Shared favorites)


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LocationAustin, TX

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Member sinceJul 6, 2008

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That would be fine. Send over you e-mail address and I'll e-mail the story to you as a pdf file.

Thanks again!

My name is Chris Tusa, and I'm a writer from New Orleans/Baton Rouge (I actually teach in the English Department at LSU). Anyway, I noticed your profile, and I was wondering if you'd be willing to read a novel I just completed. The manuscript is currently being circulated among some of the larger NY publishers, and my agent wants to get opinions from a few readers. Let me know if you'd be willing to read the manuscript and give us your opinions. Of course, if you're too busy, I'll understand. Just thought I'd ask:) I’ve included a summary below that we plan to include on the book jacket:

Dirty Little Angels
Set in New Orleans, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered, Hailey puts her faith in Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. Fascinated by Moses’ lopsided view of religion, Hailey, and her brother Cyrus, begin spending time down at an abandoned bank that Moses plans to convert into a drive-through church. Gradually, though, Moses’ twisted religious beliefs become increasingly more violent, and Hailey and Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from which there may be no escape.
Thanks so much,

Chris Tusa
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