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Flags on the Bayou

English · Paperback

Will be released 16.03.2024


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A novel set in Civil War-era Louisiana, as the South transforms and a brilliant cast of characters-enslaved and free women, plantation gentry, and battle-weary Confederate and Union soldiers-are caught in the maelstrom. In the fall of 1863, the Union Army is in control of the Mississippi River and much of Louisiana, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The retreating Confederate army is being replaced by Red Legs, irregulars commanded by a maniacal figure, and enslaved men and women are beginning to glimpse freedom. When Hannah Laveau, an enslaved woman working on the Lufkin plantation, is accused of murder, she goes on the run with Florence Milton, an abolitionist schoolteacher, dodging the local constable and the slavecatchers that prowl the bayous. Wade Lufkin, haunted by what he observed-and did-as a surgeon on the battlefield, has returned to his uncle''s plantation to convalesce, where he becomes enraptured by Hannah. James Lee Burke, whose "evocative prose remains a thing of reliably fierce wonder" (Entertainment Weekly), expertly renders the rich Louisiana landscape, from the sunsets on the Mississippi River to the dingy saloons of New Orleans to the tree-lined shores of the bayou and the cottonmouth snakes that dwell in its depths. Powerful and deeply moving, Flags on the Bayou is a story of tragic acts of war, class divisions upended, and love enduring through it all.

Product details

Authors James Lee Burke
Publisher Orion
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Release 16.03.2024
EAN 9781398715523
ISBN 978-1-398-71552-3
No. of pages 320
Dimensions 128 mm x 196 mm x 32 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Historical mysteries, FICTION / Thrillers / Military, FICTION / Thrillers / Historical, FICTION / Gothic, FICTION / Southern, c 1800 to c 1900, Historical crime and mysteries, Slavery & abolition of slavery, Slavery and abolition of slavery

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