A semi-biography of Arthur Racine; a cajun man who grew up on the Bayous of Louisiana amid the colorful culture and folk tales of the Indians battling swamp monsters. A way of life that was dangerous and also peaceful where family came first and good fresh food from the Bayou was a necessity to survival. More
The story of Arthur Racine a cajun man who grew up on the bayous of Louisiana where god and family came first and danger and hardship was a way of life for the hardy people that made a living off the bayou. All the excitement and drama of a vanishing way of life that was at once fulfilling and dangerous for the people that lived there. Arthur's love affair with wife Olena lasted all of his life, raising children and making a living off the red river, the catfish being his moneymaker. He loved to set around the campfire telling stories of legendary Indians and monsters; Bright Star and the giant turtle Thunder, Blood Moon and the Thunder birds, Sky Hawk and the monster black snake. Arthur Racine and his brother Ramp were legendary hunters and fishermen and killed monsters themselves. A man who knew every day was a gift from God and had an ease about him that him nice to be around.
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on Aug. 22, 2018 :
Great book, love the monster stories and old legends very realistic make you see through the eyes of people who lived in a different era that's long gone from American life. Recommend highly.
(reviewed 4 years after purchase)
on Aug. 17, 2018 :
this is very interesting reading. Seem real to life at times..
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Sep. 17, 2014 :
This book is a good love story and has great stories of Indians and swamp monsters, Bright Star and the giant turtle Thunder, thunder birds and many more tales of the swamp. You will want to read it more than once, a very good read.