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Publisher's Summary

In the days before the Civil War, there lived in New Orleans the gens de couleur libre - copper-skinned half-castes, liberated by their "owners," but confined by their color to a life of political non-existence and social subordination. Still, an aristocracy would emerge in this society: artists, poets and musicians, plantation owners, scientists, and craftsmen whose talents and reputations would extend far beyond the limits of their small world. Best selling author Anne Rice's probing, lyrical style sweeps you into their midst as she introduces Marcel, the sensitive, blue-eyed scholar; Marie, his breathtakingly beautiful sister, whose curse is to pass for white; Christophe, novelist and teacher, the idol of all young gens; and stunning Anna Bella, whose allure for the well-to-do white man would become legend. Here is a compelling and richly textured tale of a people forever caught in the shadows between black and white.
©1979 by Anne O'Brien Rice (P)1991 by Random House, Inc.
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By Verna on 01-05-09

Feast of All Saints

Again, I give this work one star because it is not possible to do this book any justice in a 3 hour time period. It was my fault for not checking to see if it was abridged or unabridged, however, take the time to read the whole book instead of listening to this farce of a book.

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

By Interested on 10-13-14

Chopped up too much!

Would you try another book from Anne Rice and/or Courtney B. Vance?

Yes I would

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Feast of All Saints?

It was way too short to really tell the story!

How could the performance have been better?

I need the read the unabridged version of this story. With the way it is chopped up now it doesn't make much sense. Please get the unabridged version. Courtney B. Vance can still read it, but at least give him a chance to do justice to the story.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes indeed! I have read the book and seen the mini series. It was fantastic both times. This version is just too short to do the story justice.

Any additional comments?

I would love to listen to a full version of the reading of this book.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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