Pagan Babies

Pagan Babies

Pagan Babies is a 2000 novel written by Elmore Leonard.''

Plot summary

The novel begins in Rwanda. The protagonist is a priest named Terry Dunn. It is a few years after the genocide, when the Hutus murdered Tutsis.

Eventually Terry goes back to his hometown of Detroit to raise money for "Pagan Babies" — the children orphaned during the genocide. We learn more about Terry's past. He befriends Debbie, a woman who spent three years in jail for deliberately hitting her ex-husband Randy with a car. Debbie is trying to have a career as a comedian. Debbie's ex-husband Randy now owns a restaurant and is involved with some of the same gangsters that Terry once knew.

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