For Better, For Worse: Patient in the Maelstrom [NOOK Book]

Overview

A hospital. A hurricane. An English professor in the throes of chemotherapy, his wife at his side. They're marooned at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans for days after the levees breach, then lost to each other when forced to separate in a chaotic evacuation. My husband was that patient. "For Better, For Worse: Patient in the Maelstrom" is our story.Carolyn Perry's narrative paints a picture of one hospital coping with disaster, and one marriage nearing its end. Part "I was there" adventure, part narrative ...
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Overview

A hospital. A hurricane. An English professor in the throes of chemotherapy, his wife at his side. They're marooned at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans for days after the levees breach, then lost to each other when forced to separate in a chaotic evacuation. My husband was that patient. "For Better, For Worse: Patient in the Maelstrom" is our story.Carolyn Perry's narrative paints a picture of one hospital coping with disaster, and one marriage nearing its end. Part "I was there" adventure, part narrative of loss, this is a love story, as two people, rarely apart and still deeply in love, face physical separation, a relentless cancer, and a husband's looming death-all set within the chaos of a hospital and a city caught in the maelstrom of a man-made disaster. In a spirit similar to Zeitoun, this work adds a new perspective to the historical record of Katrina, but it's also a story of coming home, of a widow's struggle to come to terms with living alone in a wounded city-and like the city, surviving.
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Editorial Reviews

Code Blue: A Katrina Physician's Memoir - Richard Deichmann
What's it like to be a patient with advanced cancer trapped in a hospital with no electricity or running water and no way to escape? Carolyn Perry vividly recounts her husband's ordeal in the flood ravaged devastation at Memorial Hospital following Katrina. For Better, For Worse: Patient in the Maelstrom breaks new ground as a Katrina chronicle. In this patient-centered page turner, she and her husband struggle to cope with the fear, helplessness, and uncertainty brought on by the destruction of
Perpetual Care: Stories and Higher Ground - Jed Horne
With restraint and precision, Carolyn Perry sets the story of a personal catastrophe – a spouse's struggle with cancer – against the hugely public catastrophe called Katrina. The story lines intersect at a place called Memorial Hospital, a scene of atrocious suffering that also gave rise to accusations of mercy killings and euthanasia.
Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of an Great American City - James Nolan
This moving memoir fuses a hair-raising escape narrative with a hauntingly tender love story. The broader disaster of Katrina is viewed through the microcosm of a single hospital, where the nightmarish breakdown of civilization is evoked with searing details. This is creative nonfiction at its best, a roller coaster ride of adrenaline, hope, and loss.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012902283
  • Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 218
  • Sales rank: 1,063,136
  • File size: 952 KB

Meet the Author

Carolyn Perry is the former director of the Writing Center at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, where she and her husband taught in the English Department. She lives in New Orleans.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    What a great weekend read!

    What a surprise to see a former teacher from Lock Haven University get a book published! My husband had her and her husband as teachers and what wonderful people. I downloaded this book and finished reading it within one weekend. Not only did it tell their story of how they met, but how they overcame Hurricane Katrina. From the many struggles the New Orleans' people had to face to the lost of Mrs. Perry's husband a few months later. Best wishes, Mrs. Perry.

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