As a tourist, your New Orleans is a party town, a city of parades, music, festivals, Mardi Gras, jazz, free-flowing booze and food. But, there is more to her than this bon vivant façade. There is a deeper, haunting side of New Orleans, which the author unmasques and weaves into poetic tales of this once glorious city of faded hopes. Reduced to a court jester, New Orleans is now a mere shadow of her former grandeur. Like Brigadoon, on one fine day, she may return, but for now the glory that was once New Orleans ain't there no mo".