|Bayou country, Louisiana. Photos by Peter|
Rozovsky for Detectives Beyond Borders
he last chapter (not counting an epilogue) of James Lee Burke's Neon Rain
has Dave Robicheaux begin the novel's climactic, redemptive final confrontation with a ride along the St. Charles Streetcar Line through New Orleans' Garden District. And then he leaves the city.
|St. Charles Streetcar Line, New Orleans|
Which gave me a start because after the carousing of Bouchercon
, after we'd left the alligators behind and some of my friends were safely home and others headed for the airport, I carried my memories of New Orleans with me on a ride along the St. Charles Streetcar Line through the Garden District. And then I left the city.
Burke ended his book the way I ended my visit, that is, which was a bit of an emotional punch. If you think this is just an excuse to talk about my time in Louisiana, you're right. And now, here's today's favorite Cajun music discovery: the Lost Bayou Ramblers doing a song you might recognize called "Ma Génération
© Peter Rozovsky 2016
Labels: Bouchercon 2016, Cajun music., James Lee Burke, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Ma Génération, New Orleans