The Floating World

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Product Number: Z100106903
Released: Oct 17, 2017
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ISBN: #9781681688329
Narrator/s: Christa Lewis
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes listeners into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdores, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora, the family's fragile elder daughter, refuses to leave the city, forcing her parents, Joe Boisdore, an artist descended from a freed slave who became one of the city's preeminent furniture makers, and his white "Uptown" wife, Dr. Tess Eshleman, 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 C. Morgan Babst's haunting, lyrical novel. Cora's sister, Del, returns to New Orleans from the life she has tried to build 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 destruction that was not, in fact, some random act of God, but an avoidable tragedy visited upon New Orleans's most helpless and forgotten citizens.

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Author(s): C. Morgan Babst
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2017

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Author(s): C. Morgan Babst
Narrator(s): Christa Lewis
Product Number DD32874
Released: Oct 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681688312
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Author(s): C. Morgan Babst
Product Number EB00699129
Released: Oct 17, 2017
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781616207632

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