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Pagan babies: a novel

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In Rwanda during the genocide, Hutu thugs storm into a church and kill everyone except Father Terry Dunn, on the alter saying his first mass. He's powerless to do anything about it--until one day he faces several of the killers and exacts a chilling penance.  But is Terry Dunn really a priest?   He doesn't always appear to act like one. He comes home to Detroit and runs into Debbie Dewey who's doing standup at a comedy club. In her set, Debbie tells what it was like in prison, down for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Terry and Debie hit it off; they have the same sense of humor and similar goals in that both are out to raise money. Terry says for the Little Orphans of Rwanda; Debbie to score off a guy who conned her out of sixty-seven thousand dollars. This is Randy, now wealthy, who runs a fashionable restaurant and is connected to the Detroit Mafia. It's Debbie who keeps prying until she learns the bizarre truth about Terry; Debbie who sells him on going in together for a much bigger payoff than either could manage alone.  What happened in Rwanda remains alive through the unexpected twists and turns of the plot. But even with this tragic background. Pagan Babies comes off as Leonard's funniest straight-faced novel to date.
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Grouping Title pagan babies
Grouping Author leonard elmore
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-04 04:46:44AM
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display_description Is Terry Dunn really a priest? He doesn't always appear to act like one. He comes home to Detroit, after witnessing a tragedy in Rwanda and runs into Debbie who's doing standup at a comedy club. Terry and Debie hit it off; they have the same sense of humor and similar goals in that both are out to raise money.
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subject_facet Americans -- Rwanda -- Fiction, Americans -- Rwanda -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Audiobooks (CD), Criminals -- Fiction, Criminals -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Detective and mystery stories -- Audiobooks (CD), Detroit (Mich.) -- Fiction, Detroit (Mich.) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Rwanda -- Fiction, Rwanda -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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