Down in New Orleans

Down in New Orleans

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a€œPost-Katrina New Orleans hasn't been an easy place to live, it hasn't been an easy place to be in love, it hasn't been an easy place to take care of yourself or see the bright side of things.a€ So reflects Billy Sothern in this riveting and unforgettable insider's chronicle of the epic 2005 disaster and the year that followed. Sothern, a death penalty lawyer who with his wife, photographer Nikki Page, arrived in the Crescent City four years ahead of Katrina, delivers a haunting, personal, and quintessentially American story. Writing with an idealist's passion, a journalist's eye for detail, and a lawyer's attention to injustice, Sothern recounts their struggle to come to terms with the enormity of the apocalyptic scenario they managed to live through. He guides the reader on a journey through post-Katrina New Orleans and an array of indelible images: prisoners abandoned in their cells with waters rising, a longtime New Orleans resident of Middle Eastern descent unfairly imprisoned in the days following the hurricane, trailer-bound New Orleanians struggling to make ends meet but celebrating with abandon during Mardi Gras, Latino construction workers living in their trucks. As a lawyer-activist who has devoted his life to procuring justice for some of society's most disenfranchised citizens, Sothern offers a powerful vision of what Katrina has meant to New Orleans and what it still means to the nation at large.The worst of it was a package of chicken cutlets in the freezer that turned to mush when I grabbed it, and then leaked through the Saran wrap all over my hands. I dragged the ... to his house. On the way, we looked for my Jeep, which I had parked in a six-story garage in the business district to protect it from flooding. Near the garage, Wallace parked the van next to the Liberty Monument, a 134 / Personals.


Title:Down in New Orleans
Author: Billy Sothern
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2007-07-28
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