Surface. That's what it was, surface. The still black water gave a mirror image of the trees and bushes that grew out of it. No telling how deep this bayou was. Chip could see this side of the surface. He could tell nothing of what was on the underside. Cry Flip! (2002)These sentences capture the essence of Cry Flip!, a humorous and adventurous portrayal of life and politics of the late 1920s in Louisiana, New Orleans, and the Cajun wetlands. The story is full of colorful characters who find themselves in a network of misadventures which are not really what they seem. One minute you are involved in Federal or State offices in Louisiana; the next you are dangling from a French Quarter balcony, or two-stepping at a raging dance hall which is steeped in Cajun culture and fun. Why tell you more? You won't be bored.