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Side Effects

A New Orleans Love Story

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February 1, 2007 | Paperback | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 304 pages | ISBN 9781593761417
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New Orleans’s idiosyncrasies have been embraced by the world; Patty Friedmann gives us a tender, hilarious portrait of them in her new novel Side Effects. Set in N.O. Drugstore where hardscrabble black Pigeontown meets stuffy white Tulane, Side Effects is peopled with the true New Orleans oddballs who scuffle between the Seasonal Specials and Depends aisles — all in full view of the pharmacy staff. Proudly plump blonde Luciana Jambon, dreadlocked and neatly compulsive Lennon Israel, and up–from–the–’hood Vendetta Greene have their own dramas of romance and friendship.
A wacky and suspenseful story of family conflict and a death under suspicious circumstances, Side Effects serves most as a comical reminder that New Orleans loves nothing more than to laugh at itself.

About Patty Friedmann

Patty Friedmann has written five previous novels, including Eleanor Rushing, Secondhand Smoke, and Odds. Except for slight interruptions for education and natural disasters, she has always lived in New Orleans.

"Friedmann, a fiercely idiosyncratic writer with a wicked sense of humor, will make readers feel anew the joys of friendship, the lure of romance, and the satisfaction of seeing bullies get their comeuppance."

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