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I read Strange True Stories of Louisiana over the summer in a fit of True Blood watching, bourbon iced tea drinking, peach and pecan eating nostalgia for the oppressively hot southern summers that I never really endured.  (I lived in Georgia for four years, but I summered in Los Angeles, y’all).  George Washington Cable’s stories, which are in fact, mostly true, are sadly, not all that strange.  They do the trick if you’re yearning for some New Orleans porn (without the porn, of course.  That’s what Anne Rice is for), but if you’re not all that interested in creole life after the civil war, I’d say you’d feed your fix better by ordering a tin of Cafe Du Monde and sipping on some au laits while you lounge about the front porch of the mind. 

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Written by rarface

November 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Posted in books

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