Delusions of Grandeur: A Few Hundred Tales from the Emperor of St. Louis

Delusions of Grandeur: A Few Hundred Tales from the Emperor of St. Louis Book
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Delusions of Grandeur: A Few Hundred Tales from the Emperor of St. Louis

by: Cahokia Press

Product rating: 5.0 with 26 reviews


“Not since Charles Bukowski have I found myself so submerged into the life and times of so many colorful characters. Acclaimed writer Chris Andoe brings a modern flair to such a missing style of literature today. I felt intrigued, enlightened, dirty, amused, outraged, betrayed and in awe of all that is Delusions Of Grandeur.” – Karla Templeton, Vital Voice Oklahoma native Chris Andoe has lived from San Francisco to New York, but for nearly twenty years has remained captivated by the drama, culture, and tragedy of the haunted old river city of St. Louis, a place he’s likened to Sunset Boulevard’s Norma Desmond, simultaneously celebrating yet mourning a glorious past. Delusions of Grandeur is a compilation of tales and snippets of many lives and characters whose stories entertain standing alone and enrapture woven together. From a deranged conman penetrating the highest reaches of state politics to shocking headlines of a ‘human slaughter chamber’ on the East St. Louis riverfront, Andoe has collected and craftily chronicled the whole spectrum of the St. Louis LGBT community and beyond, and the outcome is nothing short of page turning. Often mired in controversy for his unflinching style, “Emperor of St. Louis” Chris Andoe is a columnist for Vital Voice.

July 17th, 2015 by