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The Marauders: A Novel - Tom Cooper
The Marauders: A Novel
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When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits. For the oddballs and lowlifes who inhabit the sleepy, working class bayou town of Jeannette,  these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact... show more
When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits. For the oddballs and lowlifes who inhabit the sleepy, working class bayou town of Jeannette,  these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes. At the center of it all is Gus Lindquist, a pill-addicted, one armed treasure hunter obsessed with finding the lost treasure of pirate Jean Lafitte. His quest brings him into contact with a wide array of memorable characters, ranging from a couple of small time criminal potheads prone to hysterical banter, to the smooth-talking Oil company middleman out to bamboozle his own mother, to some drug smuggling psychopath twins, to a young man estranged from his father since his mother died in Hurricane Katrina. As the story progresses, these characters find themselves on a collision course with each other, and as the tension and action ramp up, it becomes clear that not all of them will survive these events.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780804140560 (0804140561)
ASIN: 804140561
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
5 Stars! #TheMarauders @CrownPublishing @TomCooperNOLA I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a different kind of book for me. It's about small town people who have suffered emotionally and physically through Katrina and are now suffering economically via their livelihoods through the BP oil ...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it
4.0 The Marauders by Tom Cooper
Imagine a small fishing community in Louisiana, if you will, recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Now, throw in the BP oil spill and you have a recipe that spells disaster for those that rely on the Gulf and her tributaries to provide food and an income. While the story is a fictio...
Toni
Toni rated it
5.0 "The Marauders", by Tom Cooper
This stunning debut novel is a noirish crime mystery written with a touch of humour. The tale brings us deep into the murky water of the Louisiana bayous. The story is post Katrina and soon after the BP spill that devastated the livelihood of the citizens of Jeannette, a little town where shrimping ...
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