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A Night in Acadie

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More characters out of Southern Louisiana by Mrs. Chopin, single mom of six.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published January 1897)
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Perry Whitford
Sep 12, 2016 Perry Whitford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nineteen short stories about Louisianan life in the second half of the 19th century, all but three or four of which are little more than sketches really; but if you can sketch like this, why bother to fill in the blanks?

Reading this collection what really struck me was Kate Chopin's ability to write an impactful story without seemingly doing a lot. I think her trick was to let the characters and their actions do the work for her. She doesn't do any explaining on their behalf.

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Written in 1897 I enjoyed these short stories depicting lives of people in the Louisiana bayou.
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Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling 1899 novel, The Awakening. Born in St. Louis, she moved to New Orleans after marrying Oscar Chopin in 1870. Less than a decade later Oscar's cotton business fell on hard times and they moved to his family's plantation in the Natchitoches Parish of northwestern Louisiana. Oscar died in 1882 and Kate was suddenl ...more
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