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The Resource City of refuge : a novel, Tom Piazza

City of refuge : a novel, Tom Piazza

Label
City of refuge : a novel
Title
City of refuge
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Piazza
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"SJ Williams, a carpenter and widower, lives and works in the Lower Ninth Ward, the community where he was born and raised. His sister, Lucy, is a soulful mess, and SJ has been trying to keep her son, Wesley, out of trouble. Across town, Craig Donaldson, a Midwestern transplant and the editor of the city's alternative paper, faces deepening cracks in his own family. New Orleans' music and culture have been Craig's passion, but his wife, Alice, has never felt comfortable in the city. The arrival of their two children has inflamed their arguments about the wisdom of raising a family there. When the news comes of a gathering hurricanenamed Katrinathe two families make their own very different plans to weather the storm. The Donaldsons join the long evacuation convoy north, across Lake Pontchartrain and out of the city. SJ boards up his windows and brings Lucy to his house, where they wait it out together, while Wesley stays with a friend in another part of town. But the long night of wind and rain is only the beginningand when the levees give way and the flood waters come, the fate of each family changes forever. The Williamses are scatteredfirst to the Convention Center and the sweltering Superdome, and then far beyond city and state lines, where they struggle to reconnect with one another. The Donaldsons, stranded and anxious themselves, find shelter first in Mississippi, then in Chicago, as Craig faces an impossible choice between the city he loves and the family he had hoped to raise there."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.I23
LC item number
C57 2008
Literary form
fiction
Label
City of refuge : a novel, Tom Piazza
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
214286020
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780061673610
Lccn
2008013673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Tom Zigal, 2017 (Access. No. 2017-043). With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)214286020
Label
City of refuge : a novel, Tom Piazza
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
214286020
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780061673610
Lccn
2008013673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Tom Zigal, 2017 (Access. No. 2017-043). With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)214286020

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