Hurricane Story is a spellbinding odyssey of exile, birth and return told in forty-six photographs and simple, understated prose. This first-person narrative told through dreamlike images of toys and dolls chronicles one couple’s evacuation from New Orleans ahead of the broken levees, the birth of their first child on the day that Katrina made landfall, and their eventual return to the city as a family. Jennifer Shaw’s photographs, at turns humorous and haunting, contrast deftly with the prose.
This enhanced ebook edition for iPads and tablets (Kindle version is coming soon) includes an introduction by Rob Walker, author of Letters From New Orleans and former “Consumed” columnist for The New York Times Magazine; an afterword by Steven Maklansky, who was assistant director for art and curator of photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art when Katrina made landfall; and a radio interview of the author by Susan Larson on WWNO's The Reading Life. It also includes an animated map of Jennifer Shaw's odyssey.
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