Louisiana Breakdown

Louisiana Breakdown

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A gripping tale of a small Southern town's dark psyche Welcome to Grail, Louisiana--next to nothing and just beyond reality--where hoodoo meets Jesus, and townsfolk pray to both. This dark fantasy delves into the psychological and motivational depths of Grail and its residents. Miss Sedele mixes up green cocktails called "cryptoverdes" at Le Bon Chance. Vida Dumars, owner of the Moonlight Diner, peers into the deepest realms of her customers' hearts as though they were picture windows. Town spirit Good Gray Man has promised good fortune to the town as long as it hangs onto tradition. A quirky, fantastical town's heart and soul are slowly, often painfully revealed in this dark and captivating novella.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 145 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Collinsville, IL, United States
  • English
  • b/w photos
  • 1930846142
  • 9781930846142
  • 2,162,071

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"Shepard manipulates genre elements in order to transcend genre expectations."
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105 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 14% (15)
4 30% (31)
3 37% (39)
2 15% (16)
1 4% (4)
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