"In the end only one thing really matters. The dead should count on resting peacefully. Everyone deserves a comfortable grave."
In Comfortable Graves we meet two lifelong friends, Clarence and Andre. Growing up in New Orleans, the boys have always had each other's backs. Andre helps Clarence get through middle school, high school, and college by writing his papers and doing his math homework. In return, Clarence, a good-natured, blue-eyed Creole, protects Andre from bullies in school.
As adults, Clarence and Andre find themselves in Poplar Grove, a small Mississippi town with a big problem: It's a town with terrible secrets, shocking scandals, and corruption at all levels. With Andre's intelligence and legal background and Clarence's generous heart and charisma, the men make a dynamic team, overcoming unimaginable bigotry and righting old wrongs.
Set against a backdrop of larger-than-life characters, sexual perversion, greed, murder, and political corruption, Comfortable Graves is the story of friendship, and the remarkable capacity devoted friends have to change people's lives for the better.
Roy LeBlanc is the author of The Creole Son and Someplace Better. He grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Daphne, Alabama, with his wife and children.