Ken Wells’s highly acclaimed picaresque Catahoula Bayou novels introduced “one of the most compelling voices in fiction of the last decade” (Los Angeles Times). Now Wells is back, writing about his favorite subject–the exotic, beleaguered Louisiana wetlands–in a sharp, rollicking tale of corporate corruption and political shenanigans. The fight over one man’s tract of sacr...more
The 'Guv' , and Julie were my favorite love story in the book , though there were several - and the warm ties of friendship and family shone through.
There's even a reference to Junior from one of the author's other books, Junior's Leg, in passing- so if you read very carefully you'll learn what he's been up to ...more
There were two things I didn't particularly care for: The amount of graphic information about one of the character's sex life, and the fact that the story just ended. There was q ...more
I also discovered that Ken Wells worked as a journalist in Florida which explains the tone and genre of the book. Remember how I said "This book remin ...more
I think that the portrayal of the cajun culture was accurate, but it was laid on a little thick; e.g. every meal eaten in So. La. is not seafood or g ...more