Voodoo Dreams by Jewell Parker Rhodes
A Novel of Marie Laveau

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New Orleans voodoo queen Marie Laveau runs from her bayou roots into the arms of a voodoo doctor who will teach her what Grandme+a7re would not.
 

About Jewell Parker Rhodes

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Jewell Parker Rhodes is an English professor at California State University, Northridge.
 
Published October 1, 1993 by St Martins Pr. 436 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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A gripping first novel that limns the life of African-American Marie Laveau, the legendary Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, with all the brooding intensity and latent menace of a summer's night on a lonely bayou.

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NEA Fiction Award winner Rhodes's first novel brings to life a legendary 19th-century voodoo priestess. (Feb.)

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NEA Fiction Award-winner Rhodes introduces a fearsome heroine and comments on the slave trade in an astute, evocative first novel based on the life of an actual voodoo priestess. From the age of 10, C

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Rhodes eschews literary aspirations in favor of steamy, violent interludes worthy of a bodice-ripper--an abolitionist who loves Marie from afar, an incestuous relationship between aristocratic twins--but her insightfulness about black heritage, antebellum history and gender roles raises the tale ...

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Novelists get their inspirations in the funniest ways: For this impressive debut novel about the life of Marie Laveau, the legendary 19th-Century voodoo priestess, Jewell Parker Rhodes was inspired not by her New Orleans background (she was born in Pittsburgh), but by a Time-Life cookbook on Creo...

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