By R. Reese Fuller

Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is a suite of inventive nonfiction items in regards to the full of life personalities who name south Louisiana domestic. initially released in newspapers established in Lafayette-Times of Acadiana and Independent Weekly-the twenty-five profiles and lines offer interesting glimpses into the lives of recognized Louisianans equivalent to James Lee Burke, Ernest J. Gaines, Elemore Morgan Jr., Buckwheat Zydeco, Marc Savoy, Boozoo Chavis, Calvin Borel, Santy Runyon, and Eddie Shuler. writer R. Reese Fuller additionally information the occasionally zany and infrequently tragic matters that populate the cultural panorama of south Louisiana, from Tabasco peppers to Angola criminal to cockfighting.

Fuller brings years of expertise within the newspaper to undergo in this assortment, delivering behind-the-scenes entry no longer to be had in different places. Of specific observe are his interviews with musicians and native celebrities, who demonstrate how their love of the area has stimulated their paintings. Fuller's normal method of storytelling creates a publication that could be a pleasure to learn and really represents the folk of south Louisiana.

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