Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans

Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans

by Ned Sublette
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Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans by Ned Sublette

Spending 2004–2005 in New Orleans investigating the city’s legendary past both in the archives and its living culture in the street, this account combines personal memoir, historical research, and on-the-ground reporting to trace a suspenseful arc through the last year New Orleans was whole. The perspectives of daily life and the passage of seasons in the antediluvian city are darkly comic, irreverent, passionate, and angry. Fully revealing the city’s vicious heritage of racism and its murderous poverty, this heartbreaking narrative of joy, violence, and loss features a grand parade of unforgettable characters in the town that is both America’s great music city and its homicide capital.

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ISBN-13: 9781569763230
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 980,912
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Ned Sublette is the author of The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square and Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Cofounder of the record label Qbadisc, he coproduced the public radio program Afropop Worldwide for seven years. A writer, record producer, and musician, he lives in New York City.

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The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book for anyone interested in the real history of culture, music, and oppression in America's most unique city. I've learned a great deal about the history if the city and it's traditions. Espescially great for musicians or those interested in music. Although his section about rap music in NO seemed to go on and on, that's probably a personal bias affecting that attitude. The author combines the educational aspects with personal anecdotes, and seems very relatable, and more importantly, genuine. Will definitely be checking out his other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As the first cousin of murder victim Jonathan Lorino i have had this book since it was first published the whole family has because we knew you wrote about Jonathan it took me along time to read because the pain of his murder is so raw still today there are so many things about the crime and more importantly about Jonathan that i wiish I could share . Im sure if i explained rhings to you you may have even shared some experiences living in his home