The Last Days of Louisiana Red

The Last Days of Louisiana Red : A Novel

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When Papa LaBas (private eye, noonday HooDoo, and hero of Reed s Mumbo Jumbo) comes to Berkeley, California, to investigate the mysterious death of Ed Yellings, owner of the Solid Gumbo Works, he finds himself fighting the rising tide of violence propagated by Louisiana Red and those militant opportunists, the Moochers. A HooDoo detective story and a comprehensive satire on the explosive politics of the 60s, The Last Days of Louisiana Red exposes the hypocrisy of contemporary American culture and race politics."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 142 x 216 x 14mm | 454g
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • Dalkey Archive
  • 1564782360
  • 9781564782366
  • 1,223,311

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Reed can hardly be accused of eye rolling and cakewalking for his supper. His angers and resentments are sheathed in intelligence, learning, scatological wit and showmanship. One thinks of Redd Foxx ...more before he was Sanfordized . . . Reed's approach to the novel is not unlike a Dixieland band's approach to music: a native American diversity that adds up to a unified style authentic and endlessly fresh.
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176 ratings
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4 40% (71)
3 32% (56)
2 7% (12)
1 2% (3)
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