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-A Ken Wells novel-

Meely LaBauve


--About the author--

Ken 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.

Ken Wells was born in Houma, Lousiana and spent his informative years growing up on Bayou Black.  From these experiences comes the accclaimed Random House novel Meely LaBauve.  A story of life in the swamps of South Louisiana.

Ken Wells is Wall Street Journal Front Page editor.  The novel Meely LaBauve is set in the Catahoula swamp of South Louisiana.  Random House presents south louisiana author Ken Wells and Meely LaBauve.



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