- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (July 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1934110914
- ISBN-13: 978-1934110911
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,394,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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McNulty returned to his Mid-City home shortly after Katrina and recorded his observations. This is more than a simple “storm story,” and joins a tradition of evocative place biographies by recounting the discovery and purchase of his home three years earlier and also the histories for neighborhood destinations and traditions. In this way, the author develops his memoir beyond the events of August 2005 into an examination of what makes a community significant. In many ways, this post-storm memoir is certainly a study of urban destruction; although hopeful, McNulty does not shy away from the stark reality of life at the glacial pace of the reconstruction. The nuts and bolts of months without electricity and hot water make it deeply personal, but the value is found in the answer to the question of why this particular city must be rebuilt. It is, simply put, because so many people cannot imagine life anywhere else. They are the true City of New Orleans, and like McNulty, they require an infrastructure to give their hearts a home. --Colleen Mondor
"McNulty's account of the slow human recovery as people remade their lives, while elected officials produced a moribund recovery and continuing scandals, is a paean to the passion of workaday citizens who make the reduced city greater than its political parts."
"Joy--and sorrow--are offered up in equal measure. . . . This book is McNulty's heartfelt tribute."
--New Orleans Times-Picayune
"This is more than a simple 'storm story' and joins a tradition of evocative place biographies. The author develops his memoir beyond the events of August 2005 into an examination of what makes a community significant."
"McNulty is a gifted writer, never overwrought or dramatic as in many Katrina memoirs. He writes with maturity, insight, and in gorgeous color both of the devastation and of a city regaining its charm in ragged spurts."
--Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Innocents and Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn