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Gumbo Ya-Ya by Lyle Saxon
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Jul 03, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: classic-monster-and-dystopian
Read in April, 2013

I bought this book because, as some of you know, I have become obsessed with the story of the Axman of New Orleans. This book was cited over and over as source material and I just couldn't go another day without reading it. I liked with the Axman's story in it, but it has a lot more to offer. The source of the book is a pretty cool story in itself. During the Great Depression out of work authors were paid to go around Louisiana to gather folk stories, ghost stories, and stories with local color. The content ranges from entertaining to haunting to bizarre but overall I really enjoyed the read.
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