Monday, May 23, 2011

Review by Rae Lo

Title: The Bayou Triology
Author: Daniel Woodrell
Genre: Crime fiction
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: Available now
Reviewed by Rae Lo

Like the raging Mississippi river, Rene Shade questions whether his life has a predetermined path or if its course can be harnessed and changed by man-made interventions. Follow his journey through the gritty underbelly of the Louisiana delta.

Each part of the trilogy has a texture all its own, and Woodrell’s rich vernacular, more disarming than a purse-snatcher, catches you off guard and sweeps you along with his buoyant flow. Troubled career, rocky love life, and dysfunctional family are just a few things pulling Rene Shade down into the riptide of life. Will he sink or swim? Jump into this good read to find out!

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