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The Resource The floating world : a novel, C. Morgan Babst

The floating world : a novel, C. Morgan Babst

Label
The floating world : a novel
Title
The floating world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
C. Morgan Babst
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When a fragile young woman refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, her parents are forced to go without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim or perpetrator of some unknown violent act"--
  • In this dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, C. Morgan Babst takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina and the life of a great city. As the storm approaching the Louisana coast, Cora Boisdoré refuses to leave the city. her parents, Joe Boisdoré, an artist descended from freed slaves who became the city's preeminent furniture makers, and his white "Uptown" wife, Dr. Tess Eshleman, are forced to evacuate without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and Cora catatonic - the victim or perpetrator of some violence mysterious even to herself. This mystery is at the center of Babst's haunting and profound novel. Cora's sister, Del, returns to New Orleans from the successful life she built in New York City to find her hometown in ruins and her family deeply alienated from one another. As Del attempts to figure out what happened to her sister, she must also reckon with the racial history of the city and the trauma of a disaster that was not, in fact, some random act of God but an avoidable tragedy visited on New Orlean's most vulnerable citizens. Separately and together, each member of the Boisdoré clan must find the strength to remake home in a city forever changed. The Floating World is the Katrina story that needed to be told - one with a piercing, unforgettable loveliness and a vivid, intimate understanding of this particular place and its tangled past. -- from dust jacket
Summary
Refusing to evacuate when Hurricane Katrina approaches the Louisiana Coast, Cora, the fragile eldest daughter of the Boisdores family, inadvertently triggers a chain of events that strains her parents' marriage and subjects her to a mysterious act of violence
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10597494
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Babst, C. Morgan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A23147
LC item number
F58 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Racially mixed families
  • Disaster victims
  • Grief
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The floating world : a novel, C. Morgan Babst
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes questions for discussion
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
000064519523
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781616208639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016361457
Label
The floating world : a novel, C. Morgan Babst
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes questions for discussion
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
000064519523
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781616208639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016361457

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