Theme: 7 Deadly Sins vs. the Oil Company
Twenty-year-old Margie Meyn has returned from France, where she studied culinary arts under a renowned French chef. She's about to open a restaurant from an inheritance she'll receive on her birthday. Although she has recently gone on a diet from all that fattening French cuisine, she decides to binge once a week at the Waffle Hut. Here she meets Michel Boudreaux, an eighty-seven-year-old Cajun man who speaks a dialect of half English/half French. Evidently he has lost everything due to the Gulf Oil spill destroying his crawfish farm down in South Louisiana. Every Sunday they meet at the diner, sharing the ups and downs of their lives. Meanwhile a host of misfits surround them. After all, it's the same crowd week after week, and they are like the characters in Cheers.
Boudreaux has decided that the tenth Sunday is a special occasion. Like a magician stunning the crowd, he pulls out an old Colt .45 and holds up the place. Margie is horrified. At first nobody believes him.
It's no joke though.
Margie learns that Boudreaux has been following seven of them around in their private lives. Evidently the old Cajun has identified each one of them with a Deadly Sin. He knows secrets about them that, if revealed, could destroy their lives.
The number ten--to Boudreaux--has special meaning. Ancient scholars deemed it the perfect number. Dante, who Boudreaux quotes frequently, had a word or two to say about it.
Throughout the night Boudreaux confronts the Seven, making them face up to the woe of their ways. Margie may even learn some things about herself as she attempts to unfoil her friend's plan. Most importantly, we see a group being formed through virtue that must confront the moral dilemma of the Gulf Oil Spill and how it has affected our lives.
Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler ... Let the good times roll!
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About the Author
Jay Scully Jay Scully was born in “Katrina Country” on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Following college at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in International Business, Scully traveled to Holland, where he lived for the next three years, forming the basis for what would be his first novel, Dutch Coffee Shop.