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In the aftermath of Katrina, as media interest waned, the battle for New Orleans only intensified as urban planners, movie stars, anarchists, and politicians all advanced their competing visions of recovery. For over five years, author Daniel Wolff has documented an amazing cross section of the city in upheaval: a born-again preacher with a ministry of ex-addicts, a former Black Panther organizing for a new cause, a single mother, "broke as a joke" in a FEMA trailer. The Fight for Home chronicles their battle to survive not just the floods, but the corruption that continues and the base-level emergency of poverty and neglect. From ruin to limbo to triumphant return, Wolff offers an intimate look at the lives of everyday heroes against the ruined local landscape and an emerging national recession.
This discussion is free and open to the public. Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of The Fight for Home from Vroman's, and one additional copy for every 3 books they bring from home. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.
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