A satisfying finale to the Bayou trilogy, we finally get to meet the Shade family patriarch, John X. Shade. This is, of course, as he flees home with his ten-year-old daughter Etta after her mother stole $47K from a psychotic gangster named Lunch and pinned it on John X. It’s wistful and woeful and violent as a motherfucker. In the hands of a lesser author, it would have been preachy and parabled. Here, it’s juuuuust right.
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