“Warmed my chest faster than a double shot of Wild Turkey and kept me laughing through the night. This is a rollicking, wonderfully irreverent debut. It’s also a charming love story with a heart as big as Louisiana. I am a huge Ken Wheaton fan.” –Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook
Welcome to Grand Prairie, Louisiana–land of confounding accents, hard-drinking senior citizens, and charming sinners–brought to hilarious life in a bracing, heartfelt debut novel simmering with Cajun spice …
“Rollicking, very funny, slightly insane and possibly scary-accurate.” —Media Columnist Simon Dumenco
In the halls of Congress, on the streets, in the media, the war on fast food is on. Tofu may be topical, but bacon is eternal.
“One of the best novels I’ll read this year. Under all the little ruptures in our lives is a mud fight for the soul. For Wheaton the balm for it all is the story and storytelling, an essential inquiry in search of the flashes of angelism embedded in the dirt and grit of our human passage.” —Darrell Bourque, author of Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie and former Louisiana poet laureate
Fifty years old, lonely, and in danger of being laid off, Katherine Fontenot has spent decades trying to ignore her Louisiana roots, the embodiment of the phrase, “You can’t go home again.” But after one sister is trampled by a run-away rhinoceros and her sister won’t get off her case, she doesn’t have much of a choice.