Last Days of Louisiana Red

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Last Days of Louisiana Red Fiction
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(American Literature series). When Papa LaBas comes to Berkeley, California to investigate the mysterious death of Ed Yellings, owner of the Solid Gumbo Works, he finds himself fighting the rising tide of violence propagated by Louisiana Red and those militant opportunists, the Moochers. A Hoo Doo detective story and a comprehensive satire on the explosive politics of the '60s, the novel exposes the hypocrisy of contemporary American culture and race politics. 177p. Pap.

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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. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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