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Yellow Jack - by Josh Russell (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 256

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Book theme: General

Author: Josh Russell

Language: English

Street Date: August 5, 2010
TCIN: 77474664
UPC: 9780393321104
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-6054

Description

Hailed by reviewers as "an electrifying debut" (Baltimore Sun) and "perhaps the best evocation of New Orleans ever to appear in print" (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Yellow Jack has given Southern literature its own intoxicating hybrid of Caleb Carr, Flannery O'Connor, and Vladimir Nabokov. Russell's "virtuoso storytelling, evocative prose and original conception mark [his first book] as a significant work that we can only hope will be followed by many more" (Chicago Tribune). Yellow Jack is a ribald, picaresque trip through an 1840s New Orleans saturated with sex, drugs, death, and corruption. In this "luminously haunting" (Entertainment Weekly) portrait of decadence, daguerrotypist Claude Marchand becomes hopelessly entangled with both a voodoo-adept octoroon mistress and the erotically precocious daughter of a prominent New Orleans family. "Russell has distilled the New Orleans of the mid-1800s, the terrible fever of the title, and the savage lives of the characters into a novel of terrible beauty." Nashville Scene"
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