Set in the Cajun country of Louisiana’s Vermilion Parish during the 1850s, this historical novel, based on the 1986 motion picture, recounts the exploits of Belizaire Breaux, a Cajun herbalist and traiteur
Finding himself at the center of an explosive chain of events, Belizaire defies a group of cattle barons who terrorize the region. He fails to save his cousin from their vengeance, but eventually triumphs over the group and wins the love of a vigilante’s widow in the process. This novel contains black-and-white photographs depicting the unique Cajun culture, including landmarks such as Pine and Oak Alley plantations, Lake Martin Swamp, and Bayou Teche.
About the Author
Author and film producer Glen Pitre, a Harvard graduate in filmmaking, returned to his hometown of Cut Off, Louisiana, to found Cote Blanche Productions. His earlier films, which he wrote and directed, have attracted audiences in America, as well as in Canada and France. In 1988 his achievements were recognized by the French government, which bestowed on him the Ordre du Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, one of the highest civilian honors. He also directed a later film in Cutoff, Louisiana, entitled The Scoundrel’s Wife.
BELIZAIRE THE CAJUN
By Glen Pitre
Edited by Dean Shapiro
FICTION / Movie or Television Tie-In
FICTION / Historical
144 pp. 5 x 8
15 b/w photos
ISBN: 9780882896717 pb