The hidden historical past of the haunted and cherished town of New Orleans, instructed during the intersecting lives of 9 exceptional characters.

Nine Lives is surprising paintings. Dan Baum has immersed himself in New Orleans, probably the most attention-grabbing town in the US, and illuminated it in some way that may be as cutting edge as Tom Wolfe on scorching rods and Truman Capote on a couple of murderers. Filled with stylistic brilliance and deep perception and an overriding compassion, Nine Lives is an wireless vintage of ingenious nonfiction.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–successful writer of A Excellent Smell from a Bizarre Mountain

Nine Lives is a multivoiced biography of a stunning, surreal, and imperiled town, instructed during the lives of evening unforgettable characters and bracketed via epic storms: Storm Betsy, which reworked New Orleans within the Nineteen Sixties, and Storm Katrina, which almost destroyed it. Dan Baum brings the kaleidoscopic portrait to existence, appearing us what was once misplaced within the hurricane and what is still stored.

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