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Luna met Blue at the secondline; he played bass drum and she danced behind him. The Parade Goes On Without You follows their lives through the streets of New Orleans. For Luna, Blue's world opens up to her, and gradually she discovers her true place in it. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrea Boll grew up in San Diego, California. She is a graduate of the University of California
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Paperback, 151 pages
Published April 20th 2009 by NOLAFugees Press
(first published 2009)
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This book is lyrical, non-linear, steamy, and I assume it reflects the New Orleans life that it portrays. The author does a great job showing the very messy and vibrant lives of a couple of people. She tackles whites and blacks and the desperation of love, all in the context of parades called secondlines, in New Orleans. Definitely a writer to watch. Makes me want to go back and re-read Virginia Wolf's To the Lighthouse. ...more
this book is so beautiful, so beautifully real, I don't even know what to do with myself. It makes me want to go back to New Orleans right now and bury myself in its lush earthy magic and never, ever leave. More than anything, it makes me want to dance. ...more
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