Karen Pullen

“A gritty post-Katrina New Orleans is the fascinating setting of Vicki Salloum’s colorful and lively novel, Candyland, about a brave young woman who wants to climb her way out of the dangerous life she was given at birth: drugs, guns, family violence and police brutality. The characters are complex and the action non-stop as Lázara pursues her hopes and dreams in a morally gray world. Salloum’s writing sparkles and her story is compelling.”

–Karen Pullen, Author of Cold Feet and Brea’s Tale and Other Stories