Nine Lives

Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans
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Author(s): Dan Baum
Original Publish Date: Feb 10, 2009
Product Number: EB00166422
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385529600
Publisher: Random House
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Description

The hidden history of the haunted and beloved city of New Orleans, told through the intersecting lives of nine remarkable characters. "Nine Lives is stunning work. Dan Baum has immersed himself in New Orleans, the most fascinating city in the United States, and illuminated it in a way that is as innovative as Tom Wolfe on hot rods and Truman Capote on a pair of murderers. Full of stylistic brilliance and deep insight and an overriding compassion, Nine Lives is an instant classic of creative nonfiction." —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Nine Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of night unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings the kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved. BONUS: This edition contains a Nine Lives discussion guide.

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CD
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Author(s): Dan Baum
Narrator(s): Jonathan Yen
Product Number DD27204
Released: Aug 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515909774
eAudio
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Author(s): Dan Baum
Narrator(s): Jonathan Yen
Product Number Z100117947
Released: Aug 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515929772