The Legend of the Lowcountry Liar: And Other Tales of a Tall Order

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Rowman & Littlefield, Mar 1, 2013 - Fiction - 124 pages

Welcome to South Carolina's Lowcountry, the so-called “Netherlands of the South," where good tales grow like sweet-grass and the truth is as tricky as the Devil himself. Author Brian McCreight recounts thirteen tall tales told to him by his friend Jim Aisle, the Lowcountry Liar, whose homespun Southern yarns weave fact and fiction like the Gullah women make sweet-grass baskets. These tales are for telling aloud; the funny and the fantastic betide true Southern characters in a style as smooth as morning on the Stono River. Hear from Jim the stories of Brave Bob and his encounter with the ne'er-do-wells at the old mansion; of Lazy Lowcountry Jack and his troubles earning his keep and following his mama's orders; and learn about the Native American boy way back when whose hungry fishing trip wound up supplying food for all the coastal peoples. Jim even tells his own story: a firsthand account of a foggy morning on Buzzard's Roost Point, an area strictly off-limits to all but the conjure men and root doctors who work their magic there.

 

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Contents

The Legend of the Lowcountry Liar
The WreckConstruction of the Ashley Ribbah Bridge
Guide to Lowcountry Lingo

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About the author (2013)

Brian McCreight of Charleston is a featured storyteller and musician at festivals and events throughout South Carolina. He is the children's librarian and storyteller-in-residence at the James Island Library.

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