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Gar Fish & Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility
by Alexander Devereux

About the Author, Alexander Devereux

Alexander Devereux overcame epilepsy at birth, dyslexia, and poverty to graduate from college and become a highly successful professional. An ordained minister, he works in the administrative field of higher education. Devereux is at work on his second book, a follow-up to Gar Fish and Long Gravy. He lives in Atlanta.

Growing up poor in the small town of Vicksburg, Miss., Alexander Devereux didn't have much. But there was no lack of remarkable personalities, each of whom left an indelible imprint on his life. Gar Fish & Long Gravy collects the stories, insight, tragedies, and uproarious wit of an unforgettable cast of characters. Meet Granmama Lia', whose hard-won wisdom on life, love--and mistresses--is dispensed to in her kitchen to her beloved grandson, sometimes over Johnny Walker Black. There's Ms. Peaches, who raises chickens in her ramshackle hut yet might be one of the richest people in town. Big Daddy is an imposing hulk, but his massive frame hides a vulnerable past and humiliating secret. Ms. Annie Laurie is a fabulously wealthy white woman who never had children of her own. But her love rains down on young Alexander. And that's just for starters.

Based on real-life experiences, Gar Fish & Long Gravy is about the mistakes we make, the loves we share, and the stories we tell each other that make us who we are. And it is the touching story of a boy who ultimately breaks free of the poverty and abuse of his extended family, yet never forgets the important lessons he learned along the way. As Grandmama said, "If sense were common, everybody would have it."

Gar Fish & Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility
by Alexander Devereux

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream
ISBN: 978-1-59800-675-9
Cover Price: $12.95
Trade Discount: 40%
Pages: 96
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / New Thought
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Distributed via: Ingram, Baker & Taylor
Published by: Outskirts Press, Inc.
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Publication Date: Jun 30, 2010

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Gar Fish & Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility by Alexander Devereux

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I discovered a great way to earn money for my writing by becoming a Yahoo contributor.


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At 9:30pm on October 31, 2010, Ywndricka said…
Hi Alex, I am from Greenville, MS and my ancestors are from Claiborne County, MS.. Just wanted to let you know I am out here.

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