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The last days of Louisiana Red

Author: Ishmael Reed
Publisher: [Normal, IL] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First Dalkey Archive editionView all editions and formats
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"When Papa LaBas (private eye, noonday HooDoo, and hero of Reed's Mumbo Jumbo) comes to Berkeley, California, to investigate the mysterious death of Ed Yellings, owner of the Solid Gumbo Works, he finds himself fighting the rising tide of violence propagated by Louisiana Red and those militant opportunists, the Moochers. A HooDoo detective story and a comprehensive satire on the explosive politics of the '60s, The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Electronic books
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reed, Ishmael, 1938-
Last days of Louisiana Red.
(DLC) 00020974
(OCoLC)43323675
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ishmael Reed
ISBN: 9781564787408 1564787400
OCLC Number: 881280405
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages)
Responsibility: Ishmael Reed.

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"When Papa LaBas (private eye, noonday HooDoo, and hero of Reed's Mumbo Jumbo) comes to Berkeley, California, to investigate the mysterious death of Ed Yellings, owner of the Solid Gumbo Works, he finds himself fighting the rising tide of violence propagated by Louisiana Red and those militant opportunists, the Moochers. A HooDoo detective story and a comprehensive satire on the explosive politics of the '60s, The Last Days of Louisiana Red exposes the hypocrisy of contemporary American culture and race politics."--Jacket.

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