First, there’s New Orleans and the French Quarter. Then the Sicilians who were happily (if confusingly; it’s not the Sicilian Quarter) living there in the 1920s, making wine, selling salamis, and smuggling bootleg Cuban rum, when suddenly artistes moved into the neighborhood and made it …bohemian.
Then there’s America’s Greatest Novelist, fussy ladies who love to give money to the arts, and a young Mississippian named Bill Faulkner who thinks he’s as talented as Shakespeare but spends a lot of time drunk and shooting BBs at passersby.
And that’s just the first chapter. Things get tense and exciting when Zambone and Reed start talking about “mimetic Bohemias.” Fortunately for listeners they return to discussing liquor. And Sicilian garlic salesmen.