Ghost Train To New Orleans

Author: Mur Lafferty
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316221155
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Ghost Train To New Orleans from the Author: Mur Lafferty. COULD YOU FIND A MUSEUM FOR A MONSTER?OR A JAZZ BAR FOR A JABBERWOCK? Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too -- her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel. Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?

The New Orleans Of Fiction

Author: James A. Kaser
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810892049
Size: 34.26 MB
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The New Orleans Of Fiction from the Author: James A. Kaser. The importance of New Orleans in American culture has made the city's place in the American imagination a crucial topic for literary scholars and cultural historians. While databases of bibliographical information on New Orleans-centered fiction are available, they are of little use to scholars researching works written before the 1980s. In The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide, James A. Kaser provides detailed synopses for more than 500 works of fiction significantly set in New Orleans and published between 1836 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information for works dating from 1981 well into the 21st century, while a biographical section provides basic information about the authors, some of whom are obscure and would be difficult to find in other sources. Written to assist researchers in locating works of fiction for analysis, the plot summaries highlight ways in which the works touch on major aspects of social history and cultural studies (i.e., class, ethnicity, gender, immigrant experience, and race). The book is also a useful reader advisory tool for librarians and readers who want to identify materials for leisure reading, particularly since genre, juvenile, and young adult fiction—as well as literary fiction—are included.


Author: William Sterling Walker
ISBN: 9781937627027
Size: 15.42 MB
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Desire from the Author: William Sterling Walker. A collection of short stories involving gay men in pre-Katrina New Orleans.

The Twins The Pirates And The Battle Of New Orleans

Author: Harriette Gillem Robinet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689845316
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The Twins The Pirates And The Battle Of New Orleans from the Author: Harriette Gillem Robinet. As the Battle of New Orleans rages on, twins Pierre and Andrew set out to find and free their mother and sister from slavery, however the task is filled with great danger as they soon encounter alligators and evil-spirited pirates. Reprint.

New Orleans Noir

Author: Julie Smith
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1933354240
Size: 76.43 MB
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New Orleans Noir from the Author: Julie Smith. New Orleans is a third world country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a Puritan nation. New Orleans Noir is a sparkling collection of tales exploring the city's wasted, gutted neighbourhoods, its outwardly gleaming 'sliver by the river', its still raunchy French Quarter and other hoods so far from the Quarter they might as well be on another continent. It also looks back into the past, from that recent innocent time known as 'pre-K' to the mid-19th century, the other time the city was mostly swampland.

New Orleans Stories

Author: John Miller
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811844949
Size: 53.35 MB
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New Orleans Stories from the Author: John Miller. Voodoo, jazz and ghosts: New Orleans is a city like no other, and generations of writers have flocked there to eavesdrop on its tales. This anthology, first published in 1992, gathers the best of these works, including Walker Percy on the strange The Moviegoer; an eerie excerpt from Anne Rice's Feast of All Saints; Truman Capote on a brush with voodoo; and Tennessee William's dazzling A Streetcar Named Desire.

Paul Marchand F M C

Author: Charles W. Chesnutt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140086495X
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Paul Marchand F M C from the Author: Charles W. Chesnutt. Evoking the atmosphere of early-nineteenth-century New Orleans and the deadly aftermath of the San Domingo slave revolution, this historical novel begins as its protagonist puzzles over the seemingly prophetic dream of an aged black praline seller in the famous Place d'Armes. Paul Marchand, a free man of color living in New Orleans in the 1820s, is despised by white society for being a quadroon, yet he is a proud, wealthy, well-educated man. In this city where great wealth and great poverty exist side by side, the richest Creole in town lies dying. The family of the aged Pierre Beaurepas eagerly, indeed greedily, awaits disposition of his wealth. As the bombshell of Beaurepas's will explodes, an old woman's dream takes on new meaning, and Marchand is drawn ever more closely into contact with a violently racist family. Bringing to life the entwined racial cultures of New Orleans society, Charles Chesnutt not only writes an exciting tale of adventure and mystery but also makes a provocative comment on the nature of racial identity, self-worth, and family loyalty. Although he was the first African-American writer of fiction to gain acceptance by America's white literary establishment, Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) has been eclipsed in popularity by other writers who later rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. Recently, this pathbreaking American writer has been receiving an increasing amount of attention. Two of his novels, Paul Marchand, F.M.C. (completed in 1921) and The Quarry (completed in 1928), were considered too incendiary to be published during Chesnutt's lifetime. Their publication now provides us not only the opportunity to read these two books previously missing from Chesnutt's oeuvre but also the chance to appreciate better the intellectual progress of this literary pioneer. Chesnutt was the author of many other works, including The Conjure Woman & Other Conjure Tales, The House Behind the Cedars, The Marrow Tradition, and Mandy Oxendine. Princeton University Press recently published To Be an Author: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905 (edited by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., and Robert C. Leitz, III). Originally published in 1999. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

New Orleans Requiem

Author: D.J. Donaldson
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 1938231368
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New Orleans Requiem from the Author: D.J. Donaldson. A man is found stabbed, one eyelid removed and the Scrabble tiles KOJE on his chest. Then, a second victim, but this time only three tiles: KOJ. It is clear the clues left are part of a sick game the killer is playing with Andy Broussard, probably by an attendee at the annual forensics meeting held in New Orleans. Has he finally met his match?