Stone Motel: Memoirs of a Cajun Boy

Stone Motel: Memoirs of a Cajun Boy

by Morris Ardoin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496827722
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 04/15/2020
Series: Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 238,970
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Part I The Canasta Summers, 1969-1976

1 Blue Barrette in a Puddle of Pee 3

2 Hole in the Road 9

3 Zanny: Kids and Horses 13

4 New Car, New Home 20

5 A Motor Hotel 25

6 Are We Crazy? 28

7 Where the World Begins 32

8 Mémère: Pauvre Bête 40

9 That Christmas Glow 46

10 Our Father 55

11 Billy Joe 57

12 Apache 61

13 The Doe 72

14 Wonderland 75

15 A Perfect Day 78

16 Prends Courage 82

17 The Boy from Apartment 18 88

18 At the Table 93

19 I Bet I Know What Y'all Want 97

20 Scorched Sheets 100

21 Sparrrkling! 104

22 The Regulars 107

23 Zanny: The Souvenir 111

24 Grass, Carpets, Weeds 115

25 Croquet Sunday 119

26 Advance Token to Oatmeal Avenue 121

27 Y'all Shut Up and Pick Fig 126

28 Menfolk 129

29 Relief 133

30 Pigs and Rats 137

31 A Kiss in the Remnants 143

32 The Meat Man 147

33 Chilled Lagniappe 153

34 Take the Bug for a Spin 168

35 Someone Else 172

36 Gilda, Glenda, Alice 184

Part II The Elders Depart, 1989-1998

37 Momma and Me at the Peacock 191

38 The License 196

39 Eliza Mae: No Going Back 200

40 Zanny: Just Gone 219

41 Mémère: Long as I Can, Me 222

42 Nous Sommes Ensemble 229

43 Zanny: Broken 235

44 Popeye's in the Oven 241

Epilogue 247

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