Swamp Songs: The Making of an Unruly Woman

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University of Utah Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 228 pages
From the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras to the Cajun prairies of French Louisiana, these essays taste of loss: the loss of wild open places papered over with fast food restaurants and retail stores, the loss of father and brother to the embrace of addiction, the loss of self through risk and rebellion. And yet the leaven of hope works throughout to raise the possibility of salvation found speaking truthfully about our lives."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

A Suite from the South
17
The Story My Mother Told Me
35
Controlling François
57
Copyright

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