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--About the author--
Wells grew up on the banks of Bayou Black deep in South Louisiana's Cajun
belt. He got his first newspaper job as a nineteen-year-old college drop out,
covering car wrecks and gator sightings for The
Courier, a Houma, La., weekly while still helping out in his family's
snake-collecting business. He left the bayous in 1975 and earned a master's
degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. In 1982, while a
reporter for The Miami Herald, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
for a series of stories documenting how huge reclamation projects built on
behalf of agribusiness interests had accelerated the degradation of the Florida
Everglades. He joined The Wall Street Journal the same year as a features
and environmental writer in the Journal's San Francisco bureau, writing
about topics as disparate as Utah polygamists and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. He
moved to London in 1990 as a foreign correspondent and was the Journal's point
man covering the environmental aftermath of the Persian Gulf War. He is
now a senior writer and features editor for the Wall
Street Journal's Page One staff
and lives with his family on the outskirts of Manhattan.
Meely LaBauve is his first novel.
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