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Book review: “Split Images” by Elmore Leonard

Book review: “Split Images” by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard’s novel Split Images opens in this grim way: In the winter of 1981 a multimillionaire by the name of Robinson Daniels shot a Haitian refugee who had broken into his home in Palm Beach.  The Haitian had walked to the ocean from Belle Glade, fifty miles, to find work or a place to

Book review: “Split Images” by Elmore Leonard
Book review: “Split Images” by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard’s novel Split Images opens in this grim way: In the winter of...

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CHICAGO BORN & BRED
Patrick T. Reardon is a Chicagoan, born and bred. He is a writer, essayist, poet and expert on the history of Chicago. He is the author of eight books and has been writing about the city, its region, its planning issues and literary scene for more than 40 years. For much of that time, he was an urban affairs reporter and feature writer at the Chicago Tribune, delving deeply into social issues, public policy questions and the interconnections within the Chicago region.

 

He was the primary reporter and team leader on a wide variety of in-depth multi-part series on such subjects as the urban underclass, Chicago’s public school system and the middle-class migration out of the city. He has written extensively about his Catholic faith in articles and essays in a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as in several books. His essays and poems have appeared widely in the United States and Europe. He is writing a book about Chicago’s elevated Loop.

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