With a new foreword by the author on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrinaa??Chris Rosea??s New York Times bestselling collection: a??A gripping book about lifea??s challenges in post-Katrina New Orleansa?|packed with heart, honesty, and wita?? (New Republic).
Celebrated as a local classic and heaped with national praise, 1 Dead in Attic is a brilliant collection of columns by an award-winning Times-Picayune journalist chronicling the horrific damage and aftermath wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2006. a??Frank and compelling...vivid and invaluablea?? (Booklist), it is a roller coaster ride through a devastated American wasteland as it groans for rebirth. Full of the emotion, tragedy and even humora??which has made Chris Rose a favorite son and the voice of a lost citya??these are the stories of the dead and the living, of survivors and believers, of destruction and recovery, and of hope and despair.
With photographs by British photojournalist Charlie Varley, 1 Dead in Attic captures New Orleans caught between an old era and a new, New Orleans in its most desperate time, as it struggled out of floodwaters and willed itself back to life.