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dedra-johnson's picture
Jan.15.2008
Despite being a straight-A student and voracious reader, eight-year old Sandrine Miller is treated as little more than a servant by her mother, who forces Sandrine to clean house, do chores and take care of her younger half sister, Yolanda. On top of the despair of her life at home, Sandrine must...
barry-gifford's picture
Dec.21.2007
It’s time to check in again with Barry Gifford’s gang of New Orleans weirdos. A few of our old favorites from Night People (1992) are back, including Marble Lesson, the lethal leader of the Mary Mother of God Rape Crisis Center, but there are also plenty of new, equally bizarre faces: We’ve got...
barry-gifford's picture
Dec.21.2007
From Barry Gifford comes a “wild, wacky, funny, well-written, and surreal” novel (Kansas City Star) about a woman struggling to make her way in “a New Orleans so feverishly peculiar that Anne Rice would feel at ease there” (Washington Post).
barry-gifford's picture
Dec.20.2007
The coming-of-age novel that Barry Gifford was born to write, Memories from a Sinking Ship recounts a uniquely American childhood and adolescence through a boy’s travels with his mother and occasional time spent with an ailing gangster father. Memories from a Sinking Ship completes the spellbinding...
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Dec.17.2007
“Betcha I can tell ya / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Betchadollar, / Betchadollar, / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Got your shoes on your feet, / Got your feet on the street, / And the street’s in Noo / Awlins, Loo- / Eez-ee-anna. Where I, for my part, first ate a live oyster and first saw a...
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Dec.17.2007
Ever since beloved Southern writer Blount moved to Massachusetts, he’s been trying to use his “regional ambivalence ... to get Aunt Dixie and Uncle Sam on speaking terms.” In this diverse collection of humorous essays and occasional verse, Blount tackles a number of topics, including Emmanuel Kant...