Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau
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Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau

by Jewell P. Rhodes
     
 

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The story of Marie Laveau, the character featured on American Horror Story: Coven.

New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century: a potent mix of whites, Creoles, free blacks, and African slaves, a city pulsing with crowds, commerce, and an undercurrent of secret power. The source of this power is the voodoo religion, and its queen is Marie Laveau, the

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The story of Marie Laveau, the character featured on American Horror Story: Coven.

New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century: a potent mix of whites, Creoles, free blacks, and African slaves, a city pulsing with crowds, commerce, and an undercurrent of secret power. The source of this power is the voodoo religion, and its queen is Marie Laveau, the notorious voodooienne, worshipped and feared by blacks and whites alike.

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“An overwhelming journey navigated with skill and imagination . . . captures the dazzle and showmanship of voodoo.” —Los Angeles Times

“Bewitching . . . a character of vast dimension and feminine power.” —Booklist

“Splendid intuition and a deft narrative style . . In her first novel, Rhodes demonstrates that she possesses as much conjuring literary ability as some of the most outstanding writers in the United States.” —Houston A. Baker, Jr., African-American Review

“Marie Laveau is the most interesting character in American culture . . . I loved it.” —Whoopi Goldberg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312119317
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
01/15/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,090,043
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

Jewell Parker Rhodes is a professor of American literature and creative writing at Arizona State University. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award in Fiction, she lives with her husband and two children in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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