While the point of the storytelling is abundantly clear, the way in which Love opts to convey his meaning is darkly delightful. This is an African-American vision of such fabled stories as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. Southern and black culture factor, not to mention U.S. history, factor in heavily with Love's character concepts and designs. He mixes the worlds of magic and the mundane incredibly well here. This unusual and mature take on the child's quest into another world is mesmerizing. It's clear why Bayou caught the attention of the Zuda editorial board early on and why it's earned a number of awards. Read Full Review
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