Ken Wells

Ken Wells grew up in the Cajun enclave of Bayou Black, Louisiana. He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and is a senior writer and features editor for Page One of The Wall Street Journal. He lives with his family outside Manhattan. Wells has been to Octavia Books twice for book signing events (for Junior's Leg and Logan's Storm).
Junior's Leg: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375760327
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 13th, 2002

Fifteen years after he tormented fellow students at Catahoula Bayou School, Junior Guidry is broke, drunk, one-legged, and living in a wreck of a trailer on the edge of a snake-infested swamp. He's survived an oil-rig accident that would've killed most men but, with the help of a good lawyer, made him rich instead.

Meely LaBauve: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375758164
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 14th, 2001

Fifteen-year-old Meely LaBauve is growing up on Catahoula Bayou and living by his wits. Not since Huck Finn rafted down the Mississippi has there been a coming-of-age story like this, told in such an utterly authentic unlettered American voice.