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City of Refuge (P.S.) by Tom Piazza
City of Refuge (P.S.)

wolfwillow, January 1, 2011

New Orleans before and after Katrina from the perspective of two families;one from the Ninth Ward and the other from a gentrified section of the city. It is hard not to be simultaneously stunned with the poetic description of the storm and its aftermath and furious at the immoral and inept response of the Bush administration. Tom Piazza's book is stunning.
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City of Refuge: A Novel by Tom Piazza
City of Refuge: A Novel

wolfwillow, January 1, 2010

This is a story that is achingly sad but still triumphant. Piazza gives us the story of Katrina from the perspective of a black family in the Ninth Ward and that of a young upwardly mobile white family. The storm narrows their choices as they experience the devastation of lives and families, all of whom love New Orleans for its iconic culture of music, food, diversity, and community. The pace of Piazza's writing follows the relentless pace of Katrina as she overpowers the outdated protections for the city and shows the world the vulnerability of America's poor. This book is a powerful political statement, as well as a testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit.
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