Shaman Circus by Gail Gray is a unique and well-written book that makes a reader question percpetions as she teases out the fantastical in this timely tale.
Here's the book jacket description:
In New Orleans following Katrina all bets are off; all masks dissolved. “Don’t forget the sham in shaman,” Jacob Laguerre lies to his new apprentice, Alex Hampton. When Alex, a twenty-eight year-old anthropology professor goes on field-study to post-Katrina New Orleans, he enters a chaotic and altered landscape where he’s psychologically, physically and spiritually challenged by the sarcastic mentoring of the mulatto, Laguerre, a current day voudou shaman.
Shaman Circus is a magical realism/dark urban fantasy approach to the failure of the levees. This raggle-taggle group discovers how devastated and government-abandoned New Orleans leaves no quarter for societal charades and consumer societies. Cast adrift and crashing together they attempt to make sense of both internal and external wastelands, ultimately leading to transformation and sanctuary.
- Steve Lindahl, author of Motherless Soul
To purchase Shaman Circus:
ATTM Press: https://www.createspace.com/3426747
For info on Gail Gray: http://theshamanpapers.blogspot.com/
For info about ATTMP: www.allthingsthatmatterpess.com
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