Seems like Barack Obama plans to catch up on his summer reading with titles including 'The Bayou Trilogy' by Daniel Woodrell.

This article titled “Barack Obama escapes into fiction on holiday” was written by Alison Flood, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 23rd August 2011 12.27 UTC

Barack Obama has chosen Daniel Woodrell's acclaimed slice of noir crime fiction The Bayou Trilogy, where “corruption festers, and double-dealing is a way of life”, for his holiday reading.

The beleaguered American president will be relaxing in Martha's Vineyard with his family and an eclectic collection of books, from Woodrell's tales of detective Rene Shade taking on “hit men, porn kings, a gang of ex-cons, and the ghosts of his own checkered past”, to Isabel Wilkerson's charting of the migration of black citizens from America's deep south, The Warmth of Other Sons.

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