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The Yazoo Blues Hardcover – October 1, 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
Book 2 of 2 in the Junior Ray Series

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Starred Review. In this insightful, laugh-out-loud follow-up to his debut novella, Junior Ray, Pritchard again indulges the profanely backwoods, occasionally backwards, voice of Mississippi good ol' boy Junior Ray Loveblood. Formerly deputy sheriff of a Mississippi delta town, Junior Ray is now an aging parking lot guard at the floating Lucky Pair-O-Dice Casino, and an amateur historian. His account of a failed Union naval expedition at Yazoo Pass on the Mississippi River also includes the story of his research expedition, with his friend Mad Owens, to the Magic Pussy Cabaret & Club up in Meffis. Among other theories, Junior Ray speculates that peyote ruined Union Lt. Cmdr. Watson Smith's life, that love undermined Mad Owens's and that the strip club saved his own. Each interwoven story is as surprising and strong as Junior Ray himself, who conjures a surreal scene of ironclads logjammed in a bayou as colorfully as he recounts a backroom lap dance from his best friend's granddaughter Petunia. Between expletives and misanthropic digressions, Junior Ray reveals a lifetime of deep, unlikely friendships, even getting at an occasional truth in a humble manner that's—as Junior Ray might put it—as soft as a quail's fart. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: NewSouth Books (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588382176
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588382177
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,527,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Junior Ray (Loveblood), the eponymous hero of the original Junior Ray novel, is back again. And I reckon he's got as good a chance of explaining quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity in his own particular way--as Albert Einstein or Ludwig Wittengenstein ever did. And somehow the space/time continuum and The Magic Pussy, which is a nightclub up in Memphis (or Meffis, as Junior Ray says it) all seem to wobble in their orbits and converge in the person of Junior Ray. He's a redneck, coonass narrator who has mellowed about 3 Fuks from his debut--which is about the way a Delta Debutante mellows. And hon, you'd just have to BE there to understand it. However...it don't take a whole lot of sense to ENJOY it. So settle back and let Junior Ray talk to you a little bit about Civil War history (better than Sunday School), love, pussy, and the Gotdamn Universe. It's a helluva story.
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This book probably isn't one you'd want to suggest for your church group, but that doesn't mean it isn't highly entertaining! The vivid descriptions of the area and its inhabitants are spot-on and once you get started, it's hard to put down. If you know, or want to know more, about the area that "begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel..." then check out The Yazoo Blues.
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pro'ly best this ain't on my kindle knowin' whar I read things; ah'd jist disrupt meetings and even mess up a ball game with my laughter.
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