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Sultry, intensely atmospheric novel,
By A Customer
This review is from: Oyster (Paperback)
"Oyster", a sultry, spicy, ancient Greek-style drama set in the bayous of Louisiana, gives more proof that most of the best new English-language novelists are in the US these days. John Biguenet wastes not one word in either descriptive writing or dialogue as he builds up his intensely atmospheric account of a feud sowing tragedy between two neighbouring families in the declining oyster business. The plot is simple but effective, the author's ear for the humour and menace of Louisiana language is spot on. Don't miss the mouth-watering recipe for jambalaya slipped cleverly into one scene.