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Title Meely LaBauve : a novel / Ken Wells.
Author Wells, Ken.
Publication New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, [2000]
Copyright date ©2000
Edition First trd. paperback edition.
Description 1 online resource (164 pages)
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Reading group guide ([2] p.) included at end of book.
Summary Fifteen-year-old Meely LaBauve is growing up on Catahoula Bayou and living by his wits. His father is an alligator hunter, still unable to cope with the death of his wife eight years earlier. He finds comfort in bottles of hooch and with companionable women and disappears for days at a time. School, for Meely, is a long, dusty walk away in a place where truancy isn't a top priority. "Up at Catahoula School, we've got all the grades. I'm in ninth when I'm in anything," says Meely. But the law has it out for Meely's dad; and Junior Guidry, nephew of a rogue cop and a bully himself, considers badgering Meely his favorite sport. When the LaBauves find themselves in the law's sights, it takes baseball bats, fire ants, flying alligators, an unidentified body, and a lot of fast thinking to set things right. Not since Huck Finn rafted down the Mississippi has there been a coming-of-age story like this, told in such an utterly authentic, unlettered American voice. From a charming encounter with first love in the Canciennes' corn patch to an adventurous paddle through wild and timeless places little explored, Ken Wells has cooked up a zesty gumbo of a book--rich, poignant, and often hilarious. From the Hardcover edition.
Note Print version record.
Subject Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Alligator hunting -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Cajuns -- Fiction.
Louisiana -- Fiction.
FICTION -- General.
Alligator hunting. (OCoLC)fst00805626
Cajuns. (OCoLC)fst00843941
Fathers and sons. (OCoLC)fst00921899
Teenage boys. (OCoLC)fst01145373
Louisiana. (OCoLC)fst01207035
Genre Electronic books.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Wells, Ken. Meely LaBauve. 1st trd. pbk. ed. New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, ©2000 (OCoLC)646709021
ISBN 9781588361011 (electronic bk.)
1588361012 (electronic bk.)

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