Nine Lives

TitleNine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorBaum, Dan
Number of Pages347
PublisherSpiegel & Grau
CityNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN or ASIN Number2147483647
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Nine Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of nine unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960's, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings this kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved.