Baron Rouge 19-59. Novel by Freddy De Pues. Available
November 15, 2006.
ISBN: 0-9754244-7-5. $13.50
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Baron Rouge 19-59.
Novel by Freddy De Pues.
In his first novel, Freddy De Pues concocts a powerful and seductive
Creole potion that will seduce any reader who ventures into these
psychologically intoxicating pages.
In Baron Rouge 19-59 veiled realities reveal their partially
hidden worlds with prose that is suggestive of Les Amants by Magritte.
Like petals of a Japanese magnolia, the lives of the characters
in this work unfold like intertwining origami in a perfumed universe
of spinning sensuality. As in a novel by Thomas Mann, the characters
die in exquisite decadence, not in Venice, but along the 17th Street
Industrial Canal in an exhausted New Orleans, just as they live
within the exotica of a living Hawaii, where the very earth quivers
in sublime mutations and invents a profoundly personal language
of transcendental love.
Freddy De Pues offers us his world, seemingly flat in the glaring
light of day but multidimensional in the shadows of the night. His
prose glides above the apparent realities of life in the region
of clouds. This is a work filled with poetry that transcends the
natural worlds of bayous and lagoons. This is a work that draws
us out of our own personal miasmas where evolution has served only
to enchain us and allows us to glimpse a world where poetry and
life are one, making us hope for a return of the Red Baron.