New Hurricane Katrina book Heart Like Water was a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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the growing constellation of Hurricane Katrina books, Josh Clark's masterful tale
shines brightest. The Apocalypse destroyed a city and ripped to shreds lives,
but the legibility of its profound inner impact had to wait for this book, which
is a love story. Clark's book is our 'Love in a Time of Cholera,' but, even more
than Marquez' novel, it is immediate and wrenching and true, while its rhythms,
like Marquez', are nothing short of majestic. Josh Clark has written the great
non-fiction New Orleans novel, a book that's here to stay."
"The pure verbal energy and steely
clarity of Joshua Clark's account of out-lasting Hurricane Katrina makes his book
much more than memoir and documentary -- both of which it profoundly is. Clark's
narrative rises to the level of being a crucial witness to the city itself --
an indictment, indeed, but also a reveling, an elegy, a light forward to survival.
Read more about the most personal narrative, most expansive oral history, and most acclaimed Hurricane Katrina book on Simon & Schuster's site HERE.
Robert Olen Butler
"The scenes of physical devastation are matched by an uncompromising look at the emotional traumas that unfold in the storm's aftermathyet through it all, Clark never fully abandons his sense of the absurd."
From Publishers Weekly Starred Review.
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