City Of Refuge: A Novel

Paperback | August 4, 2009

byTom Piazza

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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 elsewh...

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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...

Tom Piazza is the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novelsA Free StateandCity of Refuge, the Michener Award-winning story collectionBlues and Trouble, and the essay collectionDevil Sent the Rain: Music and Writing in Desperate America. He was a principal writer for the HBO seriesTreme. He lives in New Orle...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:August 4, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061673617

ISBN - 13:9780061673610

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“In unforgettable scenes of biblical consequence, Piazza dramatizes more devastatingly than any journalistic account the hurricane’s shocking aftermath, aligning the failure to protect, rescue, and respect the people of the Lower Ninth with the sweeping brutality of war. . . . A story as old and heartbreaking as humankind itself.”