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The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish

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Unbridled Books
American Contemporary Fiction - Individual Authors +, Fiction, Fiction - General, General, Fiction / General, Louisiana, Louisiana; New Orleans; flood, New Orleans, Literary, New Orleans
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
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Open LibraryOL8811782M
ISBN 101932961313
ISBN 139781932961317
OCLC/WorldCa77766930

Elise Blackwell is the author of three novels: Hunger, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish, and Grub. Originally from southern Louisiana, she has lived all over the country and currently teaches at the University of South Carolina/5.

The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish is, like Hunger, about memory, history, and what guilt can do to a person over the course of a life. It is also a tour de force. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” —Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collector and About Grace/5(11).

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Written by Elise Blackwell Review by Dana Cohlmeyer. The talent in this book rests on the fact that it pulls readers into a wonderfully told story while at the same time inspires them to look hard at what has happened to those still living with the aftermath of Katrina.

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Get this from a library. The unnatural history of Cypress Parish. [Elise Blackwell] -- Louis Proby is an old man now, sitting in his study in New Orleans awaiting what they say is a huge storm, Hurricane Katrina. As he watches the skies darken, he remembers his earlier life, as a.

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The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish is, like Hunger, about memory, history, and what guilt can do to a person over the course of a life. It is also a tour de force.

I cannot recommend it highly enough.” Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collector and About Grace.

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The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish (Hardcover) By Elise Blackwell. Unbridled Books,pp. Publication Date: April 7, Other Editions of This Title. THE UNNATURAL HISTORY OF CYPRESS PARISH New Orleans Times-Picayune "Book of " Monroe News-Star "Louisiana Book of the Year" Set in southern Louisiana in the weeks preceding the great flood ofthis novel depicts a place and way of life about to be forever changed.

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The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish by Elise Blackwell,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Elise Blackwell is the author of four previous novels: Hunger, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish, Grub, and An Unfinished short stories and essays have been widely published, and her work has been named to various best-of-the-year lists, translated into several languages, and adapted for the stage as well as a song by The Decemberists.

"Unnatural History of Cypress Parish "(Reviewed by Mary Whipple ) "If you were to place, side by side, the historical account of something that happened, a painting of it, and a scientific explanation of how and why it occurred, you might still not understand it unless, maybe, you lived through it yourself.

The result is a beautifully written and absorbing novel. -- Margot Livesey, author of The Missing World, Criminals and other novels "Elise Blackwell's novels are sublime.

Rendered with precision and humanity, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish is, like Hunger, about memory, history, and what guilt can do to a person over the course of a life. The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish Elise Blackwell, Author. Unbridled $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

OTHER BOOKS Buy this book On. Like so many calamities, the one that befalls Cypress Parish has both natural and human causes. Based on historical events and narrated on the eve of another disaster, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish tells the story of a young man growing.

The sad story of Cypress Parish is told by the protagonist, Louis Proby, from the perspective of the naiveté of young manhood. At seventeen, everything is still ahead for Louis; a logger, Louis’ father, William, is a company town superintendent steadily advancing his family’s fortunes.

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The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish is, like Hunger, about memory, history, and what guilt can do to a person over the course of a life.

It is also a tour de force. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” —Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collector and About Grace/5(3).

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contributor Luan Gaines interviewed Elise Blackwell, author of The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish, who talked about inspiration from her grandfather, compromises made so that the next generation won't have to, and history's repetition across time.

Interviewer Luan Gaines: The inspiration for The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish began with your. Elise Blackwell is the author of five novels: Hunger, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish, Grub, An Unfinished Score, and (most recently) The Lower Quarter.

Her books have been chosen for numerous "best of the year" lists, translated into several languages, and adapted for the stage. The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish. Prologue.

I am a man far removed from his origins — by miles, by years, and by more intangible measures. Every piece of wood, no matter how refined and sanded, is marked by the conditions where the tree was grown. The mix of nutrients in the soil and air, the shifts in temperature and humidity, high.

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