Near the town of Tazewell, on the western edge of the Mississippi Delta, amidst vast fields of cotton and ponds of catfish, twenty-four-year-old Warren Pope manages the Paradise Catfish Farm. He befriends most of the locals and struggles with the Delta’s lingering reluctance to cast aside the last remaining vestiges of social injustice. Pope’s archnemesis, Chief Deputy Leo Abrams, doesn’t appreciate the northern outsider and the two tangle in a suspenseful, action-packed sequence of events that could only happen in the backwood haunts of Mississippi.
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Just finished the book last night. It was a very good read!! Brought back lots of memories of living in this area back in the late 80’s seeing most of the things the book described. Didn’t work on a catfish farm, but worked at the Stoneville lab and visited lots of farms. One of the best times of my life! Loved the subtle humor and very accurate descriptions of catfish farming in the MS delta. Hated to put the book down, but had to go to work the next day!
“Blue Green” is an intriguing read seen from the eyes of an outsider steeping into the lives of a small southern town. The accounts of culture class, prejudice, interaction and insight are those experienced by many stepping into a small southern town from anywhere that is not a small southern town. The story is going somewhere but it is not predictable, it is captivating. The descriptions of the people and events are accurate with those of us who have experienced the same. Once you pick up Blue Green it is hard to put down because you become engaged in the events. The writing makes one feel like they are experiencing the interactions standing beside Warren Pope watching a hot typical day go by in the outskirts of Tazewell, Mississippi.