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The Feast of All Saints Alternate cover edition located here and here They were New Orleans gen de couleur libre the copper skinned half castes who lived recklessly and loved passionately, trapped in a world between black and whiteMarcel the young, blue eyed scholar, sensitive, and longing always for Paris Marie his breathtakingly beautiful sister, cursed with the ability to pass for white Cristophe novelist and teacher, the idol of all the young gens Anna Bella light in skin, African in feature, chosen for the white man from the back cover I read this in the early 90s without the lens of racial understanding I have today Might be a re read for me soon. This novel so often gets overlooked Anne Rice s mystical writings about vampires, mummies and witches easily overshadow it Pity, because for my money, this is her BEST work While researching Interview with a Vampire, she gathered enough information, for this, her second novel as Anne Rice The book blends a wonderful love of a beautiful city New Orleans with a genuine interest in African American culture The gens de couleur libre, a society of free middle class mixed raced people, had co This novel so often gets overlooked Anne Rice s mystical writings about vampires, mummies and witches easily overshadow it Pity, because for my money, this is her BEST work While researching Interview with a Vampire, she gathered enough information, for this, her second novel as Anne Rice The book blends a wonderful love of a beautiful city New Orleans with a genuine interest in African American culture The gens de couleur libre, a society of free middle class mixed raced people, had codified rules which were obeyed and respected, for the most part, by the wealthy slaveholders, and their interracial families They had balls in which the slaveholders pursuedtheir mistresses, and by Ms Rice s accounts, established a second family in which the father paid for the support and education of his children The gens de couleur has their own doctors, lawyers, and professionals of all kinds The white and black societies had a separate but symbiotic class structure, with each knowing his role.This is an overlooked part of history and the story has been told in a sensitive, imaginative way by Ms Rice I loved the book so much, I sought out a hardcover copy for my libraryTop 25 Completely different than most Anne Rice novels, this one forgoes the supernatural entirely One of my favorite books, this novel is rich with history of pre Civil War New Orleans and rural Louisiana Characters are very compelling and Rice deftly explores the nearly mind boggling complexity of race and relationships in a city where degrees of black or whiteness meant everything.NOTE The movie was flat and much oversimplified by comparison, not even worth watching. I love books that highlight African American history, and I was beside myself when i found this book one day in a bin at Goodwill For.25 I got one of the best books I ve ever read Mrs Rice weaves an excellent tale about the gen de libre coloure, a little known community of mixed races free people of color that populated Louisiana I was completely draw into the world of Marcel St Marie as he struggled with his identity on his road to becoming a man.This was a great book.

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