The Resource Food for thought : a New Orleans story, by Sean Patrick Doles

Food for thought : a New Orleans story, by Sean Patrick Doles

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Food for thought : a New Orleans story
Title
Food for thought
Title remainder
a New Orleans story
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by Sean Patrick Doles
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Language
eng
Summary
A long-forgotten love affair. Two feuding New Orleans restaurant families. And a batch of tainted oysters that brings everyone back to their senses. Food for Thought: A New Orleans Story is a humorous mystery that draws on New Orleans' reputation for reverie, romance and the supernatural. It is a tale of two restaurants: DeJoie's, a five-star landmark in the city's fabled Garden District; and Fontana's, a blue-collar seafood joint in the earthy fishing hamlet of Bucktown on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain. When a sting operation on restaurants illegally selling banned oysters puts the two families together on a courtroom case docket, they strike an unusual bargain to help DeJoie's salvage its reputation while alleviating Fontana's financial woes. The tenuous partnership draws into sharp contrast the morés and customs of the Garden District social elites with the working-class "Yats" of Bucktown. But the families soon discover a forgotten, secret love affair between ailing family elders - Giuseppe Fontana and Penelope DeJoie. Although Giuseppe and "PePe" are imprisoned by their decaying minds and spending their twilight years in nursing homes, a seemingly magical batch of oysters restores their powers of thought and helps the families reconcile their differences. In the raucous spirit of John Kennedy Toole, "Food for Thought" captures the unique culture and character that lures millions of travelers to The Big Easy from across the globe each year.
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Amazon
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TXI
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Food for thought : a New Orleans story, by Sean Patrick Doles
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Publication
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1018474111
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
386 pages
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Tom Zigal, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-140). Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)1018474111
Label
Food for thought : a New Orleans story, by Sean Patrick Doles
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1018474111
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
386 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Tom Zigal, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-140). Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)1018474111

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