Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Gary Krist


From bestselling writer Gary Krist, a colourful and immersive account of latest Orleans’ other civil warfare, at a time while commercialized vice, jazz tradition, and endemic crime outlined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City
 
     Empire of Sin re-creates the outstanding tale of latest Orleans’ thirty-years struggle opposed to itself, pitting the city’s elite “better part” opposed to its robust and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century conflict facilities on one guy: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to maintain his empire intact because it faces onslaughts from both sides. Surrounding him are the tales of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading ethical reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one super violent serial killer, all struggling with for primacy in a wild and depraved urban in contrast to the other on the planet.

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