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The floating world

Author: C Morgan Babst
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. ©2017
Series: Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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"Set in New Orleans, this important and powerful novel follows the Boisdore family ... in the months after Katrina. A profound, moving and authentically detailed picture of the storm's emotional impact on those who lived through it."--People In this dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, C. Morgan Babst takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina and the life of a great city. As the storm is fast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Morgan Babst
ISBN: 9781432848927 1432848925
OCLC Number: 1014012218
Description: 621 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf.
Responsibility: by C. Morgan Babst.

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"Set in New Orleans, this important and powerful novel follows the Boisdore family ... in the months after Katrina. A profound, moving and authentically detailed picture of the storm's emotional impact on those who lived through it."--People In this dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, C. Morgan Babst takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina and the life of a great city. As the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora Boisdore refuses to leave the city. Her parents, Joe Boisdore, an artist descended from freed slaves who became the city's preeminent furniture makers, and his white "Uptown" wife, Dr. Tess Eshleman, are forced to evacuate without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and Cora catatonic--the victim or perpetrator of some violence mysterious even to herself. This mystery is at the center of Babst's haunting and profound novel. Cora's sister, Del, returns to New Orleans from the successful life she built in New York City to find her hometown in ruins and her family deeply alienated from one another. As Del attempts to figure out what happened to her sister, she must also reckon with the racial history of the city and the trauma of a disaster that was not, in fact, some random act of God but an avoidable tragedy visited on New Orleans's most vulnerable citizens. Separately and together, each member of the Boisdore clan must find the strength to remake home in a city forever changed. The Floating World is the Katrina story that needed to be told--one with a piercing, unforgettable loveliness and a vivid, intimate understanding of this particular place and its tangled past." --

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