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Flags on the bayou : a novel / by James Lee Burke.

Summary:

"In the fall of 1863, the Union army is in control of the Mississippi River. Much of Louisiana, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge, is occupied. The Confederate army is retreating toward Texas, and 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. Flags on the Bayou is an engaging, action-packed narrative that includes a duel that ends in disaster, a brutal encounter with the local Union commander, repeated skirmishes with Confederate irregulars led by a diseased and probably deranged colonel, and a powerful story of love blossoming between an unlikely pair. As the story unfolds, it illuminates a past that reflects our present in sharp relief. 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" -- Jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802161697
  • ISBN: 0802161693
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2023.
Subject: Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
Surgeons > Fiction.
Soldiers > Fiction.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Fiction.
Louisiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Fiction.
Confederate States of America > History > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Romance fiction.

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