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My husband Louie. Incredibly talented in more areas then I can count. He is a musical genius with the voice of an angel. Not only can he play music he is also an endless font of musical information. I haven't seen him get stumped yet. He is also a gifted writer. His first novel, a dark horror, suspense, thriller titled The Big Punch, is in the process of getting published. He has had innumerable short stories and articles published in magazines and newspapers from Baltimore to New Orleans. His talents include; being an ace at the Dateline Timeline (I've only seen him guess wrong once), Having a wry sense of humor, Attracting the heppest cats in New Orleans as friends, Being able to shop for presents for his wife and never disappointing, A computer wiz, Putting up with his strange Vodou wife and all the animals she collects, And being able to juggle running a store and still be the best father on earth. Distinguishing characteristicts; wrist to elbow tattoo of Illinois Jaquet on his inner arm, shaved head.

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The Sound of Building Coffins
by Louis Maistros

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"Louis Maistros has written a lyrical, complex, and brave novel that takes enormous risks and pulls them all off. He is a writer to watch and keep reading, a writer to cherish."
Peter Straub

"The Society of North American Magic Realists welcomes its newest, most dazzling member, Louis Maistros. His debut novel is a thing of wonder, unlike anything in our literature. It startles. It stuns. It stupefies. No novel since CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES has done such justice to New Orleans. If Franz Kafka had been able to write like Peter Straub, this might have been the result."
Donald Harington,
Winner of the Robert Penn Warren Award and the Oxford-American Lifetime Achievement Award.

“The Sound of Building Coffins is easily one of the finest and truest pieces of New Orleans fiction I've ever read.”
- Poppy Z. Brite

“One has to write with considerable authenticity to pull off a story steeped in magic and swamp water that examines race and class, death and rebirth, Haitian voodoo, and the beginnings of jazz in 1891 New Orleans...The plot is complex and magical, grounded in the history of the city, without being overly sentimental. There is a comfort with death as a part of life in this work that reveals deep feeling for the city and its past....Highly recommended for all fiction collections, especially where there is an interest in jazz."
- Library Journal

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