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Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau

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Publisher Comments:

The story of Marie Laveau, the character featured on American Horror Story: Coven.

New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century: a potent mix of whites, Creoles, free blacks, and African slaves, a city pulsing with crowds, commerce, and an undercurrent of secret power. The source of this power is the voodoo religion, and its queen is Marie Laveau, the notorious voodooienne, worshipped and feared by blacks and whites alike.

Synopsis:

New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century: a potent mix of whites, Creoles, free blacks, and African slaves, a city pulsing with crowds, commerce, and an undercurrent of secret power. The source of this power is the voodoo religion, and its queen is Marie Laveau, the notorious voodooienne, worshipped and feared by blacks and whites alike.

Synopsis:

In mid 19th-century New Orleans Marie Laveau was the notorious queen of voodoo--worshiped and feared by blacks and whites alike. Voodoo Dreams reimagines the woman behind this legend, a mesmerizing combination of history and storytelling. Richly written, filled with vivid characters and insight into voodoo, Jewell Parker Rhodes' debut novel introduces a powerful new voice in fiction.

About the Author

Jewell Parker Rhodes is a professor of American literature and creative writing at Arizona State University. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award in Fiction, she lives with her husband and two children in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312119317
Author:
Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Author:
Rhodes, Jewell P.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Voodooism
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
New Orleans (La.) History Fiction.
Subject:
Mambos
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
FIC048000
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Urban Life
Subject:
Visionary
Subject:
Metaphysical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 216
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.27 x 1.22 in

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New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century: a potent mix of whites, Creoles, free blacks, and African slaves, a city pulsing with crowds, commerce, and an undercurrent of secret power. The source of this power is the voodoo religion, and its queen is Marie Laveau, the notorious voodooienne, worshipped and feared by blacks and whites alike.

"Synopsis" by , In mid 19th-century New Orleans Marie Laveau was the notorious queen of voodoo--worshiped and feared by blacks and whites alike. Voodoo Dreams reimagines the woman behind this legend, a mesmerizing combination of history and storytelling. Richly written, filled with vivid characters and insight into voodoo, Jewell Parker Rhodes' debut novel introduces a powerful new voice in fiction.
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