The new paperback edition of this beloved anthology is here!
"In future evacuations, this is the book to throw in the suitcase." — The Simon
This book "not only captures the valued and unique facets of our culture; it provides a kind of emotional prism, ways of looking at this time of love and rage, fear and anger, despair and fierce — and I mean fierce — hope." —Susan Larson, The Times Picayune
This beautiful anthology, structured like a jazz funeral, was originally published just before the first Mardi Gras after the levees broke. A collection of authors, artists, and historians capture the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina and pay tribute to the culture of New Orleans as it fights for survival.
The Times-Picayune heralded the anthology as one of the best post-Katrina books, and today universities are reading it in class to remember what New Orleanians went through in the wake of Katrina.
This collection of essays also includes 19th century engravings of the city, recipes and more.