The Last Days of Louisiana Red. Ishmael Reed. Random House, 1974. Original dust jacket. First edition.
"The Last Days of Louisiana Red blends paradox, hyperbole, understatement and signifyin’ so expertly you can almost hear a droll black voice telling the tales as you read it."—The New Republic.
Papa LaBas investigates the mysterious death of Ed Yellings, owner of the Solid Gumbo Works.