born on the bayou

In the tradition of the modern classics The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer and The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr, Blaine Lourd’s Born on the Bayou is a powerful gothic memoir set in the bayous and oil towns of 1970s Louisiana. Coonass: [koon-as] (noun, slang, from the French conasse) A term of endearment and an expression of cultural and ethnic pride. So echoes this all-important definition throughout this good-humored memoir of growing up in the South. A rollercoaster rags-to-riches story…


about the author

Blaine lourd was born and raised in new Iberia, Louisiana spending time in and around Bayou Teche and the Atchafalya Basin. He now resides in California with his wife and three sons and works in the finance industry. He is an avid youth football coach and speaker.

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