With a new foreword by the author--Chris Rose's New York Times bestselling collection: "A gripping book about life's challenges in post-Katrina New Orleans...packed with heart, honesty, and wit" (New Republic).
Celebrated as a local classic and heaped with national praise, 1 Dead in Attic
is a brilliant collection of columns by an award-winning Times-Picayune
journalist chronicling the horrific damage and aftermath wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2006. "Frank and compelling...vivid and invaluable" (Booklist
), it is a roller coaster ride through a devastated American wasteland as it groans for rebirth. Full of the emotion, tragedy and even humor--which has made Chris Rose a favorite son and the voice of a lost city--these are the stories of the dead and the living, of survivors and believers, of destruction and recovery, and of hope and despair.
With photographs by British photojournalist Charlie Varley, 1 Dead in Attic
captures New Orleans caught between an old era and a new, New Orleans in its most desperate time, as it struggled out of floodwaters and willed itself back to life.