Now in paperback, The New York Times best-selling graphic nonfiction masterpiece depicting the lives of seven New Orleanians before, during, and just after Hurricane Katrina.
Best American Comics, 2010
Mother Jones Top Books of 2009
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New York Best Comics of 2009, Runner Up
MTV.com Best Nonfiction Comic of 2009
San Francisco Chronicle “Best in Comics”
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is a masterful portrait of a city under siege. Cartoonist Josh Neufeld depicts seven extraordinary true stories of survival in the days leading up to and following Hurricane Katrina.
Here we meet Denise, a counselor and social worker, and a sixth-generation New Orleanian; “The Doctor,” a proud fixture of the French Quarter; Abbas and Darnell, two friends who face the storm from Abbas’ s family-run market; Kwame, a pastor's son just entering his senior year of high school; and the young couple Leo and Michelle, who both grew up in the city. Each is forced to confront the same wrenching decision–whether to stay or to flee.
As beautiful as it is poignant, A.D. presents a city in chaos and shines a bright, profoundly human light on the tragedies and triumphs that took place within it.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 8.42(h) x 1.11(d)|
About the Author
JOSH NEUFELD is a comics journalist known for his graphic narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses.
A.D. derives from Neufeld’s own experiences as an American Red Cross volunteer in Mississippi for several weeks shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005. The blog entries he kept about that experience turned into a self-published book, Katrina Came Calling, which in turn led to A.D.
Neufeld has been a Knight-Wallace Fellow in Journalism, an Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist, and is a Xeric Award-winner. He illustrated the New York Times bestseller The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (W.W. Norton, 2011). He was a longtime artist for Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor. His works of comics journalism have been published by The Boston Globe, Foreign Policy magazine, Al Jazeera America, The Nib, and many other publications. Neufeld’s books have been translated into French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Korean.
Neufeld has spoken about A.D. and Hurricane Katrina at numerous universities, trade conventions, cultural centers, libraries, and museums. As part of the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker and Specialist program, Neufeld has traveled abroad as a cultural ambassador, and has conducted workshops with professional and amateur cartoonists in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
Neufeld lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, the writer Sari Wilson, and their daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The title of the book is AD NEW ORLEANS after the deluge. The author of the book is josh neufeld.the year is augest, 22, 2005 when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. What I have learned about this book is that when Katrina hit that it was not just a hurricane, but it was also a heat wave and floods. Many people lost their homes, valuables, family members and more due to hurricane Katrina. Some people that knew that Katrina was going to happened left the city or the state, but then their were some not so smart people that just stay home thinking that nothing was going to happen. After the hurricane hit their was a flood, their was a sickness going around due to the floods. Some people have food but they did not help each other, there was a man with his family in about asking for food an they did not give him any. there were seven people in the story the witness the hurricane there names are denice, Leo and Michelle, abbas and his friend darnell, kwame and doctor bred son all of them survive but some of their valuables were lost because of Katrina. Here some information about them, Denice has a master degree in guidance and counseling, when Katrina hit she help woman out that where having problems.leo and Michelle are twenty-something grew up in new Orleans.leo published antigravity, Michelle is a waitress and gymnastics instructor. Abbas and darnell stay in the city to weather the storm from his store, darnell is just a friend of abbas. kwade a son of a pastor leaves the city to his brother high school .doctor brodson refuses to evacuate because his home has withstood many storms. you can find out more by reading the book.
In this book it was the time period from before and after hurricane Katrina, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S. The main thing that I learned from this book was that not many people took precautions. They stayed home and thought it would pass and go more to the south. Some were smart and went further north and into Texas. When it hit, the town started to flood it was hard to find anywhere to be safe. Many were dying and having a hard time trying to survive. When more news came of the conditions people were now in a rush to get out of the city; but no busses were coming it was as if it was a myth that they wern't coming. When help arrived it was to drop people of in busses and boats. Busses finally came everyone was to let the women, children, and the old folks get out of there first being that the men could wait it out a couple of more days; they then saw that the busses were already full of people and no room was left. Everyone was now rioting and not happy with their situation at the Louisiana Superdome. With no working phones in the city it was hard to get rescue out to them. Some with health problems could not get out and were left to die. Some people had to get out as soon as possible and when they did they were glad they did.