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Hearsay from Heaven and Hades: New Orleans Secrets of Sinners and Saints

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This collection of dark and enchanted satire, musings, and witticisms exposes a swatch in the psyche deeper than character studies or scenarios of right or wrong, good or bad, politics or peccadilloes. Crafty, uncensored, and contentious, this irreverent commentary serves up the perfect "quipsodic" tonic for overcoming the perpetually positive, goodie-two-shoes, saintly Stepford, happy middlebrow mindset. From the hallowed halls of tycoons to the underbelly of pop culture and flawed people living in the abyss, beyond the revelry and merrymaking, the guises and disguises, herein lies a quirky shadow dance of quips; a dark-jewel slice of life. Taking umbrage at milquetoast platitudes, with sardonic, world-weary wit, the narrative delivers insolent interpretations of how Louisiana's rebellious, rollicking French Quarter saints and sinners approach life, love, lust, backstabbing, and survival on the brink.

About the Author

Nominated for the 2009 Southern Independent Booksellers Association SIBA Awards in the poetry category
Winner, Poetry (general), National Best Books 2009 Awards
"Fisher is suitably eccentric and outrageous to represent New Orleans. . . . A talented writer."  Greg Langley, The Baton Rouge Advocate
"A cogent, sparkling tour de force of wit, wisdom, and most importantly love. Her sense of what makes the French Quarter such a maddening, but endearing, magnet for creative souls is priceless."  —Christian Allman, publisher, Gris Gris Rouge magazine

"Superb literary anecdotes and allusions, bristling with wisdom, surprisingly turned with wit and creativity, beam gems of thought."  —Bishop James H. Burch, The Catholic Diocese of One Spirit

"Magnus opus. . . . Thought-provoking . . . felt deep within the belly and heart. Be prepared  . . . to laugh, cry, dance, and think."  —National Librarian

"Some of these aphorisms are charming, and some may even be profound."  —Andrei Codrescu, author, Wakefield and New Orleans, Mon Amour

"Thought-provoking insights for living the human drama are compelling and smack of genius. Kudos."  —Catherine Lanigan, author, Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile

Product Details

ISBN:
9780977351435
Subtitle:
New Orleans Secrets of Sinners and Saints
Author:
Fisher, T J
Illustrator:
Porter, Jennifer
Author:
Fisher, T. J.
Publisher:
Morgana Press <DIV><B>TJ Fisher</B> is a documentary filmmaker, thespian, writer, and the coauthor of <I>Orl&#233;ans Embrace with the Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carr&#233;</I>. She is a member of Actors Equity Association, the Academy of Televisio
Subject:
United States / South / West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Subject:
United States - South - West South Central (General)
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - South - New Orleans
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.25 in 3.47 lb

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History and Social Science » Americana » Southern States
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