The Floating World

The Floating World

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Cora Boisdoré refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches; her parents are forced to go without her. The resulting chain of events leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim-- or perpetrator-- of some unknown violent act. Cora's sister Del returns from New York, and attempts to discover what happened to her sister while dealing with the racial history of the city and the trauma of the disaster.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616208639
1616208635
9781616205287
1616205288
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm

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"Set in New Orleans, this important and powerful novel follows the Boisdoré 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."


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