The Octoroon Ball

The Octoroon Ball

by Richard L. Breen


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Kipling, Tolstoy, Gauguin, Jesse James and a circus giant hook up in 1887 New Orleans to rob a bank in this gloriously offbeat love story.

Meet the beautiful octoroon child-woman on the auction block, the infamous outlaw in love with her, a young Kipling in America on a secret mission, and the perfectly dead Dumaine family, all living in a luxurious brothel on a hill in New Orleans that doesn't exist. Then take a ride with Tolstoy, Gauguin, and a Russian circus giant, members of the New James Gang, as they rob the Bank of New Orleans with a magical brush stroke.

Invigorating ski jaunts down the ice mountains of Pluto, torrid love sessions under Big Ben, and a supernatural electrical storm that disrupts the Octoroon Ball are just a few of the defining moments necessary for these people to come in touch with the bookmarks of their souls, and the strangely simple meaning of life itself.

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ISBN-13: 9780595195190
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/09/2001
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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