Sailing to Alluvium

Sailing to Alluvium

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In their third adventure, Junior Ray and his sidekick Voyd Mudd have become "diktectives" to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the Aunty Belles, headed by Miss Attica Rummage. Author John Pritchard's third book, following 2005's Junior Ray and 2008's The Yazoo Blues, is another brilliant, bumbling burlesque with an unforgettable cast of characters deeply rooted in the Mississippi Delta, a place both real and imaginary. The novel revolves around obsessions, underneath which lies the dark history of a class conflict that existed in the Deep South, not among black and white but between the white "haves" and the white "have-nots."show more

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  • Hardback | 380 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 38.1mm | 544.31g
  • NewSouth Books
  • Montgomery, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1588382699
  • 9781588382696

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"Sailing to Alluvium" is the third installment in John Pritchard's critically acclaimed series that follows the antics of Junior Ray and his buddy, Voyd Mudd.The first book, "Junior Ray," became an underground classic, which was praised by Harry Crews, dubbed "hilariously tasteless" by "Publishers Weekly," and won a spot on the Barnes & Noble Top Ten Sensational Debut Novels list for 2005. In the eponymously entitled" Junior Ray," the duo pursued an elusive psychotic with the aim of "shooting" him but failed to do so.In Pritchard's second book, "The Yazoo Blues," Junior Ray spends a great deal of time explaining an obscure Northern military fiasco on the Tallahatchie River and simultaneously tells the reader about his new-found joys in "Meffis" at the Magic Pussy Cabaret & Club.Now, in the third installment, Junior Ray and Voyd become "diktectives" in order to solve a not-so-mysterious murder mystery. John Pritchard's work fits well between the singing prose of James Agee and the rustic lampoon and high humor of Erskine Caldwell. The reader is treated to a unique brand of dark funniness that closes the divide between burlesque and metaphysics, fuses the profane with the sublime, and explains the Deep South as no other writer has done more

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