Down the Bayou Cajuns

by Gordon J. Voisin

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/9/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781504330763
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781504330770

About the Book

There are many reasons that growing up as a Cajun was fun.

It’s been fifty years since I penned the first story in this compilation. Down the Bayou Cajuns grew from youths into adults one story at a time. I kept adding until I had reached bona fide adulthood.

Follow along and you’ll learn to speak some new Cajun-English words, as well as quite a few Cajun-French words. You’ll find that at the beginning of each story I use half English, half French—that’s the way we Cajuns speak. Then there is a translation of the passage.

Follow me, nicknamed May-neg, along the bumpy path from childhood into adulthood as I kept finding myself in predicament after predicament; times that, as I look back, weren’t as bad as they seemed at the time. It is a snapshot of a more innocent time.

About the Author

The author was born and reared in a tiny community named Dulac, which is about 75 miles South of New Orleans. After graduating from South Terrebonne High School, he was drafted and sent to Vietnam for a year’s tour, from July ’66 to July ’67, giving him a fresh perspective of what it meant to live in a free society. After a few years in the oil fields of South Louisiana he attended Nichols State University in the mid 70’s majoring in Psychology and earned a Bachelor’s in the field. He spent seven years working on his Masters Degree, but that fell by the wayside after what was a major conflict that caused him to forego the higher degree. Since then he was disabled and was unable to work in the oil fields and as a firefighter. After his stint there he began his career in writing, which was his great passion: Plastering words on a blank sheet of paper. Today he lives in Houma where he has two books published and three more in the works.