The Second Line

Michael Otieno Molina
Date Published: 
October 5, 2007


The Second Line , a modern performance Blues Novel in the tradition of Jean Toomer's Cane. The Second Line fuses five dimensions of storytelling in a the tale of Fatman, the Good Favor Griot, who captures the living essence of New Orleans in narrative, poetry, song, and performance. Set in the year 2020, The Second Line features poetic prose, historical narrative, comedic signifying on the current and future state of New Orleans, and The Glossary of N.O. Terms to Know: a resource of city facts, figures, and funky quirks as only a New Orleans native could tell them. Author Michael Otieno Molina's debut novel is also a performance piece called Second Line recently featured in Le Chat Noir New Orleans' new play festival and praised as "full of pathos and humor" by the San Francisco Chronicle.


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