1830s Cajun Society Captured in New Picaresque Novel ‘Louisiana Rogue’ by Dr. Harold Raley
TotalRecall Publications, Inc., announced today the publication of ‘Louisiana Rogue,’ a peripatetic or picaresque story in the tradition of rogue literature established by Henry Fielding’s ‘Tom Jones’ and other early English novels in the 1700s.
A tale told in the first person, Louisiana Rogue recounts “The Life and Times of Pierre Prospère-Tourmoulin, Picketpocket, Thief, Gambler, Fugitive, Undertaker, Barber, Doctor, Priest, Prisoner, Bandit, and Count.” The book gives readers an understanding of the cultural history of New Orleans and Cajun society during the years 1831 – 1839. It also provides perspectives on early American society from the point of view and experience of the ultimate outsider.
Depicts all levels of 1830s Cajun society via the life and times of a colorful, multitalented rogue.
Author Name : Dr. Harold Raley
Author Bio : Harold Raley is a retired college professor who lives in Friendswood, TX. A native of the Deep South, Dr. Raley spends much time observing people in all levels of society. His thorough command of English, French, and Spanish greatly helps him understand and write about the people and cultures he visits. He has traveled widely in the Americas and Europe and studied the literature, history, and philosophy of France, Spain, the United States, and England. A published author of a dozen books, Dr. Raley also has academic credentials and has taught for universities in Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma. He and his wife Vicky live in Friendswood, Texas, near Houston.