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Fifteen-year-old Meely LaBauve is growing up on Catahoula Bayou and living by his wits. Not since Huck Finn rafted down the Mississippi has there been a coming-of-age story like this, told in such an utterly authentic unlettered American voice. From a charming encounter with first love in the Canciennes' corn patch to an adventurous paddle through wild and timeless places little explored, Ken Wells has cooked up a zesty gumbo of a book--rich, poignant, and often hilarious.

* An American Library Association/YALSA best book of the year

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Ken Wells is a senior writer and features editor for page one of The Wall Street Journal. In 1982, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for The Miami Herald. He lives with his family outside Manhattan.

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Raymond Todd Smith, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Raymond Todd Smith)
Ken Wells's first novel, Meely LaBauve, portrays a young man's coming of age in the Cajun country of lower-Louisiana during the 1960s. Though the coming-of-age novel has been done many times over, it's never been done quite this way and seldom has it been done this well. Though the book is often laugh-out-loud funny, Meely LaBauve is no less poignant because of its honed sense of humor. Wells has carved a sincere and courageous portrait of a boy becoming a man under uneasy conditions from what might have seemed hackneyed material in less capable hands.
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ISBN:
9780375758164
Author:
Wells, Ken
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Cajuns
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Alligator hunting
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Literary
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
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61-62
Publication Date:
20010831
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
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8 x 5.25 x 0.61 in 0.5 lb

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