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Bayou Farewell : Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast - 03 edition

by Mike Tidwell

Bayou Farewell : Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana`s Cajun Coast (ISBN10: 0375725172; ISBN13: 9780375725173)
ISBN13: 978-0375725173
ISBN10: 0375725172

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0375420764
ISBN10: 0375420762

Summary: Mike Tidwell knew nothing of the disappearing bayou country when he first visited the Cajun coast of Louisiana, but the evidence was all around him: the skeletons of oak trees killed by the salinity of the groundwater, whole cemeteries sinking into swampland and out of sight, telephone poles in deep, standing water. Thanks to human hands, the storied Louisiana coast was eroding, subsiding, and joining the Gulf of Mexico--making it the fastest disappearing landmass on ...show more Earth. Yet no one seemed to know how to talk about the problem. Tidwell, a celebrated travel and environmental writer, decided to begin the much-needed conversation, and this vivid, elegiac book is the result.

Tidwell introduces us to the surprisingly varied population of the area: the Cajun men and women who work the seasonal shrimp harvest, the Vietnamese fishermen, the Houma Indians driven to the farthest ends of the bayou by the first European settlers. He describes the food, the music, the culture, and the life of all those who live along the bayous. Under his keenly observant eye, the bayou itself becomes a compelling character--reminding us of how much we stand to lose if we fail to address the problems facing this most vibrant of places.

Part travelogue, part environmental exposé, Bayou Farewell is the richly evocative chronicle of the author's travels through a place and a way of life that are vanishing virtually before our eyes. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 03/09/2004
International: No

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New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004 Soft Cover First Vintage Departures Edition Fine As New in Fine jacket 8vo-over 7??"-9??" tall. pp.354 with index. The author journeys through the bayou and introduce ...show mores us to the food and language, the shrimp fishermen, the Houma Indians, and the rich cultural history. clean tight unread copy minuscule edgewear. ...show less
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