John Dufresne is the author of Deep in the
Shade of Paradise. His other work includes a collection
of short stories, The Way That Water Enters Stone (1991)
and the novels Louisiana Power & Light (1994) and Love
Warps the Mind a Little (1997). Louisiana Power & Light
has also been written as a screenplay. Dufresne is a professor at
Florida International University.
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