When Paul's wife flees Louisiana for California convinced that her husband has wronged her, the wounded spouse mounts a tender campaign to win her back to the Cajun bayou where he thinks she ultimately belongs. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.
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In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In stories filled with heart and humor, event and consequence, the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity.