Books "Ouragan sur le bayou" and "La sang mêlé du bayou" by Lili Maxime
I just finished readding the first book "Ouragan sur le bayou" last night... Fantastic! I will be starting the second novel of a trilogy "La sang-mêlée du bayou" over the next few days (that was my Christmas present).
You'll find above the link for both books, and a link on the author, Lili Maxime, who spent lots of time down in LA. I'm not sure if the novels have been translated. I would think so. You can probably find out more on google. Good luck - If you find them in English, go for it, the books are worth every penny.
I wonder how much the life has changed since the mid 70s. There is almost a generation gone by. With the language assimilation going on, I wonder how different things are. I am very much looking forward to visiting this area. I would love to participate in some Fais-DoDo with my accordion. It is striking how the old Cadjin French ressembles the French spoken by the Acadians in the South West of Nova Scotia. I don't thing I'll have a lot of time during my one-week trip next April (Balfa camp, but this is something I really wanna do.
Salut bien! Maz
Re: Books "Ouragan sur le bayou" and "La sang mêlé du bayou" by Lili Maxime
I don't think the Lafourche Parish music scene is as grand as it is in the prairie region around Lafayette. However, you take a trip down La. 1 to Grand Isle (if you can get there, their bridge was torn up by Katrina), you'll see another world. Main street is a large bayou, with hardtop roads on each side. Boats, boats, boats, boats, boats, boats, and then some big boats.