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Author Wells, Ken.

Title The good pirates of the forgotten bayous : fighting to save a way of life in the wake of Hurricane Katrina / Ken Wells.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  976.3 W459    Check Shelf
Description viii, 245 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Note "A Caravan book"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242).
Summary Louisiana native Ken Wells provides a close-up look at the harrowing experiences in the backwaters of New Orleans during and after Katrina. Focusing on the plight of the intrepid Robin family, whose members trace their local roots to before the American Revolution, Wells recounts the landfall of the storm and the tumultuous seventy-two hours afterward, when the Robins? beloved bayou country lay catastrophically flooded and all but forgotten by outside authorities as the world focused its attention on New Orleans. Wells follows his characters for more than two years as they strive, amid mind-boggling wreckage and governmental fecklessness, to rebuild their shattered lives. This is a story about the deep longing for home and a proud bayou people?s love of the fertile but imperiled low country that has nourished them.
Subject Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish.
Working class -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish -- Biography.
Disaster victims -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish -- Biography.
Bayous -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish.
Community life -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish.
Saint Bernard Parish (La.) -- Biography.
Saint Bernard Parish (La.) -- Social life and customs.
Saint Bernard Parish (La.) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0300121520 alkaline paper
9780300121520 alkaline paper
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