Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans

Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans

by Rosalyn Story
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Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans by Rosalyn Story

When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, chef and widower Simon Fortier knows how he plans to face the storm—riding it out inside his long-time home in the city's Treme neighborhood, just as he has through so many storms before. But when the levees break and the city is torn apart, Simon disappears. His son, Julian, a celebrated jazz trumpeter, rushes home to a New Orleans he left years before to search for his father. As Julian crisscrosses the city, fearing the worst, he reconnects with Sylvia, Simon’s companion of many years; Parmenter, his father's erstwhile business partner and one of the most successful restaurateurs in New Orleans; and Velmyra, the woman Julian left behind when he moved to New York. Julian’s search for Simon deepens as he finds himself drawn into the troubled history of Silver Creek, the extravagantly beautiful piece of land where his father grew up, and closer once again to Velmyra. As he tries to come to grips with his father's likely fate, Julian slowly gains a deeper, richer understanding of his father and the city he loved so much, while unraveling the mysteries of Silver Creek.

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ISBN-13: 9781932841558
Publisher: Agate
Publication date: 09/24/2010
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 842,647
Product dimensions: 9.28(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.94(d)

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Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The images in Wading Home of a family surviving hurricane Katrina helped to personalize the suffering and tragedies of the hurricane. The family in the story also communicated their love of the city of New Orleans and it's history. The stereotypical images of that time in New Orleans do not show the city, the politicians, and, even, the people in a good light. Wading Home just shows good people going through an awful time.
Joyfuljd More than 1 year ago
Having roots in New Orleans and people who were effected by Katrina, I can say it was just as Story wrote it. There were enough twists in the plot to keep you reading and not be sure of the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool
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I could see (based on descriptions) the various settings this story took place at. I was glad I read this book.
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The author's descriptive language provides a clear pcture of the turmoil of families following hurricane Katrina. This is a true page turner dealing with issues of legacy, family and relationships. Highly recommended for the clarity and plot twists.
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Lets go to the 1 result
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He stands there a few moments longer before padding away, Angelpaw's words echoing in his head.
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Kk.