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ISBN13: 9780061673610
ISBN10: 0061673617
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The Rooster 2009 Morning News Tournament of Books Nominee

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In City of Refuge, a heart-wrenching novel from Tom Piazza, the author of the award-winning Why New Orleans Matters, two New Orleans families—one black and one white—confront Hurricane Katrina, a storm that will change the course of their lives. Reaching across America—from the neighborhoods of New Orleans to Texas, Chicago, and elsewhere—City of Refuge explores this turning point in American culture, one whose reverberations are only beginning to be understood.

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In the heat of late summer, two New Orleans families—one black and one white—confront a storm that will change the course of their lives.

SJ Williams, a carpenter and widower, lives and works in the Lower Ninth Ward community where he was born and raised. Across town, Craig Donaldson, a Midwestern transplant and the editor of the city's alternative paper, faces deepening cracks in his family. When the news of the gathering hurricane spreads—and when the levees give way and the floodwaters come—the fate of each family changes forever.

About the Author

Tom Piazza is the author of the post-Katrina classic Why New Orleans Matters, the Faulkner Society Award-winning novel My Cold War, and the short-story collection Blues And Trouble, winner of the James Michener Award for Fiction. He lives in New Orleans.

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wolfwillow, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by wolfwillow)
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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061673610
Author:
Piazza, Tom
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Piazza, T
Author:
O, M.
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Disaster victims.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.93 in 15.44 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In the heat of late summer, two New Orleans families—one black and one white—confront a storm that will change the course of their lives.

SJ Williams, a carpenter and widower, lives and works in the Lower Ninth Ward community where he was born and raised. Across town, Craig Donaldson, a Midwestern transplant and the editor of the city's alternative paper, faces deepening cracks in his family. When the news of the gathering hurricane spreads—and when the levees give way and the floodwaters come—the fate of each family changes forever.

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