Earlier this week Oliver Houck, the author of Down on the Batture, was a guest on WWNO's "The Sound of Books" hosted by Fred Kasten.
Down on the Batture describes the ordinary and extraordinary things found in this forgotten stretch of woods along the banks of the Mississippi just upstream of New Orleans. The book consists of thirty-eight nonfiction essays, each with its own theme but related to the others in time, place, and a few overlapping characters.
Houck reads from his book, talks about his inspiration for these stories, and discusses the evolution of Down on the Batture. Well worth the listen.