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
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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Mar 10, 2019

I just can't get into it. I read all the words but nothing seems to fit together.

Sep 01, 2018

If you love New Orleans and her people as I do, this book will break your heart. Set in the man-made disaster that followed Hurricane Katrina, the characters struggle to live in an ugly new world. Some are inexorably broken. Other prevail in true Faulknerian style. A deeply immersive reading experience.


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