The Bayou Trilogy [Audiobook]

The Bayou Trilogy [Audiobook]

Daniel Woodrell, "The Bayou Trilogy: Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, and The Ones You Do" [Audiobook]
Blackstone Audio | 2011 | ISBN: 1441780386 | MP3@128 kbps | 15 hrs 07 mins | 826.8 MB

Collected in a single volume for the first time, Woodrell's three stellar novels featuring Det. Rene Shade, an ex-boxer turned cop, provide entrée into the Louisiana swamp town of Saint Bruno, a place where "tempers went on the prowl and relief was driving a hard bargain." Woodrell (Winter's Bone) injects Shade's life and various cases with both humor and brutal violence. In Bright Lights (1986), the investigation into a city councilman's murder mushrooms into a corruption scandal, with Shade feeling pressure from above for a quick—and predetermined—result. Muscle for the Wing (1988) finds Shade up against a gang of ex-cons, hell-bent on wrestling control of Saint Bruno's less-than-legal action. Shade and his two brothers—bar owner Tip and district attorney Francois—are reunited with their long-absent paterfamilias, John X., in The Ones You Do (1992), in which John X. returns to Saint Bruno with a 10-year-old daughter and a killer on his trail. There's poetry in Woodrell's mayhem, each novel—and scene—full of gritty and memorable Cajun details.

Praise for Daniel Woodrell:

''Compactly written, wringing with wet local color.'' -- New York Times Book Review on Under the Bright Lights

''Woodrell does for the Ozarks what Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles or Elmore Leonard does for Florida.'' -- Los Angeles Times on Muscle for the Wing

''[Woodrell's] writing sure goes down smooth and easy.'' -- Washington Post on The Ones You Do

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