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A collection of short fiction and essays (much of which is previously unpublished) from the author of the critically acclaimed New Orleans novel, "The Sound of Building Coffins."
This expanded and illustrated version contains two... read more
New Orleans, December 24, 1994
Unpublished Interview With Buddy Bolden
You and Yer Big Goopy Brain
Gleeby Rhythm is Born
ON GOD AND FAMILY IN NEW ORLEANS:
Grace Medicine: A Story of Coco Robicheaux
Letter to Donald Harington about God and Bill Clinton
Letter to a Friend about Stanley
ON CRIME AND PAIN IN NEW ORLEANS:
How Much For This?
Letter to a Friend on the High Cost of Living in Fear in New Orleans
Wild West Down South
How We Get By
Filling the Holes of History with the Poetry of Music
Letter to a Friend on The Incompatibility of Writing and Publishing
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer (A letter in response to a young writer who is feeling the fear)
Random Thursday Night at the Gold Mine
ON BELOVED NEW ORLEANS:
The Case For Kindness During Hurricane Season
Sense of Place
Hot 8 Here Now
The Mighty Muffuletta: A Ritual
Go Down, Water
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