Nine Lives

Death and Life in New Orleans

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Publisher 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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
February 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
10
MB

Customer Reviews

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Nine Lives

Great book about nine different people who lived in New Orleans most of their lives. They came from all walks of life, black, white, rich, poor, even transgendered. A good peek into New Orleans itself, before, during and after one of the worst natural disasters in history.

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