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Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down
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In this duo from 1974 and 1969, respectively, Reed takes on two great American genres—the private detective story and the Western. A satiric look at 1960s politics, Louisiana Red follows private eye Papa LaBas as he investigates the murder of the owner of a gumbo joint. Yellow Back is more of a parody of a Western than a true white hat/black hat shoot-’em-up; it is presented in an unusual style with characters such as the outlaw the Loop Garoo Kid and nympho mail-order bride Mustache Sal. –Library Journal
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In this duo from 1974 and 1969, respectively, Reed takes on two great American genres—the private detective story and the Western. A satiric look at 1960s politics, Louisiana Red follows private eye Papa LaBas as he investigates the murder of the owner of a gumbo joint. Yellow Back is more of a parody of a Western than a true white hat/black hat shoot-’em-up; it is presented in an unusual style with characters such as the outlaw the Loop Garoo Kid and nympho mail-order bride Mustache Sal. –Library Journal

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About Ishmael

Author of twenty-eight published books to date, Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist.  He is also a publisher, editor of thirteen anthologies and numerous magazines, television producer, public media commentator, teacher and lecturer. His online...

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Published Reviews

Nov.19.2007

“Mr. Reed has been revising the authorized edition of American history in all of his novels, to give the ghosts a chance to talk, and in The Terrible Twos he achieves a kind of jive transcendence...

Nov.19.2007

Mumbo Jumbo is a nonfiction novel. When a novel includes a 104-item bibliography, you know we’re in new territory.”