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By: Lemann. Nancy
Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1997.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Seller ID: 009081
Condition: Very Good
The New Orleans adventures of a young novelist covering the trials of the Governor of Louisiana, with digressions on smoldering nightclubs, jazz-crazed bars and other aspects of life in the tropic zone. A compelling evocation of idiosyncratic Southern political and judicial usages carried on in a tropical climate that, the author suggests, determines the pace of human activity and fosters eccentricity. Her Southern politicos, "drawling, cigar-smoking, silver-haired gents," with a high tolerance for human frailty, are vividly drawn as are a jazz-crazed assistant prosecutor and the... View more info