Voodoo Dreams by Jewell Parker Rhodes audiobook

Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau

By Jewell Parker Rhodes
Read by Peter Francis James

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780312119317
20.19 Hours 1
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Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau--one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans' history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her. When Marie becomes a healer, she discovers a supernatural force that can channel the power of her ancestors. But it is a ferocious force driven by both life and death. Author Jewell Parker Rhodes has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts and is a professor of American literature and creative writing at Arizona State University.

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Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau--one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans' history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her. When Marie becomes a healer, she discovers a supernatural force that can channel the power of her ancestors. But it is a ferocious force driven by both life and death. Author Jewell Parker Rhodes has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts and is a professor of American literature and creative writing at Arizona State University.

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“An overwhelming journey navigated with skill and imagination…captures the dazzle and showmanship of voodoo.” Los Angeles Times

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Author Bio: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Author Bio: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of several books, including Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, and Ninth Ward, which was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, a Notable Book for a Global Society, and a Today Show Al’s Book Club for Kids selection. She has also written many award-winning books for adults. She teaches writing at Arizona State University.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 20.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English