Yellow Back Radio Broke-down: A Novel
In this duo from 1974 and 1969, respectively, Reed takes on two great American genres: the private detective story and the Western. A satiric look at 1960s politics, Louisiana Red follows private eye Papa LaBas as he investigates the murder of the owner of a gumbo joint. Yellow Back is more of a parody of a Western than a true white hat/black hat shoot-'em-up; it is presented in an unusual style with characters such as the outlaw the Loop Garoo Kid and nympho mail-order bride Mustache Sal. --Library Journal.
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Review: Yellow Back Radio Broke-DownUser Review - Leonard - Goodreads
The second Ishmael Reed book I ever read, and probably the best. His writing here is pure jazz conjuration, magical language lifting his usual deadly satire to a whole different level. Highly recommended. Read full review
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