Shadows of the Blues
by Whitney J. Leblanc
Publication Date: Oct 21, 2007
List Price: $17.95
Format: Paperback, 340 pages
Imprint: Outskirts Press
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Parent Company: Outskirts Press
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Now comes the powerful sequel to
Whitney LeBlanc’s Blues in the Wind .
Shadows of the Blues — a story of lust, love and voodoo.
Moving through the tumultuous decades of time, from the end of WWII to the Civil Rights Movement in the Sixties, the Fergerson/Broussard families’ struggle continues, as Martha, the matriarch of the family, faces life in a mental institution. Her control continues to reach beyond the walls of her confinement, as she confesses to a lifetime of wrongdoings which threaten to destroy her family. In the small town of Estilette, Louisiana, where racism and injustice are simply a part of everyday life, the family struggles to escape the shadows of emotional conflicts, which are played out against a backdrop of the blues.
“Phillip took a deep breath and pulled at his eyebrows. Troubles were raining down on the family: Lala announced that she was getting a divorce—Rosa was running around with a man wanted by the law, and Lightfoot came close to killing Naomi. His family was unraveling right before his eyes.”
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