True stories from South Louisiana!
For decades, master raconteur Jim Bradshaw has regaled Louisiana readers with the witty, wistful, and weird in his weekly column, C’est Vrai. Collected here for the first time are stories of politics, poetry, music, criminals, eccentrics, soldiers, business, show biz, sports, and more, all from the heart of Cajun Country. History, mystery, and humor combine in this eminently readable collection from one of Louisiana’s greatest storytellers.
A fistfight with Huey P. Long, how the name Breaux got its x, a bootlegging priest—these anecdotes and more are told with a deft touch and a light heart. Bradshaw’s charming take on all things Louisiana is a quirky romp through colorful characters and strange sights, showcasing the rich history and culture for which Acadiana is known.
Page Count: 235
Orig. Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 5″ X 8″