Crawfish Mountain: A Novel

By Ken Wells
Read by Dick Hill

15.85 Hours 01/01/2007 unabridged
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Justin Pitre was born and raised on his grandfather’s Louisiana bayou, and he has made a promise to keep his family’s prized 500-acre property safe. But across town, Big-Tex oil bigwig Tom Huff and his company have major plans to cash in on the resources that lie below the bayou by ramming a dragline through the Pitre property. Justin and his fiery wife Grace go to all lengths to stop their bayou from being destroyed, but they might not know exactly what they’re up against. Featuring a bayou boat chase, a burgeoning romance between the governor and a hotheaded young environmentalist, a sexy snitch, a kidnapping, and a fishing trip gone wrong, Crawfish Mountain showcases Ken Wells’ trademark flair for adventurous storytelling, winning characters, and a singular locale.

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Summary

Summary

Justin Pitre was born and raised on his grandfather’s Louisiana bayou, and he has made a promise to keep his family’s prized 500-acre property safe. But across town, Big-Tex oil bigwig Tom Huff and his company have major plans to cash in on the resources that lie below the bayou by ramming a dragline through the Pitre property. Justin and his fiery wife Grace go to all lengths to stop their bayou from being destroyed, but they might not know exactly what they’re up against.

Featuring a bayou boat chase, a burgeoning romance between the governor and a hotheaded young environmentalist, a sexy snitch, a kidnapping, and a fishing trip gone wrong, Crawfish Mountain showcases Ken Wells’ trademark flair for adventurous storytelling, winning characters, and a singular locale.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The plot’s many wild turns and feel-good ending may remind readers of Carl Hiaasen’s novels. Wells is a native of southern Louisiana, and his love of Cajun culture and its patois, food, and ties to the landscape shines throughout.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hold on to your seat—Dick Hill’s going to take you on a pirogue ride that will rock you with humor and intrigue. He doesn’t miss a beat as he switches from Cajun patois to Southern accents, reels out the names of foods with piquant accents, and steers you through political chicanery.” AudioFile
"Wells knows the lingo and rhythms of Cajun language and culture as only a native can, and his depiction of the lowlife Junior and his twisted psyche is gritty and humorous." Library Journal
“If you enjoy enjoy crawfish and shrimp, and Dixie beer , not to mention good fishing, good ol’ boys, and good-looking women, you're in the right novel.” Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Ken Wells

Ken Wells is a senior editor for Portfolio magazine. He spent many years as a senior writer and features editor for “Page One” of the Wall Street Journal. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, he grew up in the Cajun enclave of Bayou Black, Louisiana, and now lives with his family near Manhattan.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English