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Author Pierce, Wendell, author.

Title The wind in the reeds : a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken / Wendell Pierce, with Rod Dreher.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.43 Pierce,W PIE    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.4302 PIE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 344 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents A song of resurrection -- Down the bayou at the source -- This land is our land -- The family reserve -- My true north -- Art & life : "A man must have a code" : bunk -- It's raining so hard -- Godot : What's the good of losing heart now? -- Treme takes me home -- Tee and the joyful mysteries.
Summary On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods. Pierce and his family were able to ride out the storm at a relative's house miles away; when they were finally allowed to return, they found their family home in tatters, their neighborhood decimated. Heartbroken but resilient, Pierce vowed to help rebuild, and not just his family's home, but all of Pontchartrain Park. His narrative brings together the stories of his family, his city, and his history; why they are all worth saving; and the critical importance art played in reuniting and revitalizing this unique American city.
Subject Pierce, Wendell.
African American actors -- Biography.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Added Author Dreher, Rod, author.
ISBN 9781594633232 hardcover
1594633231 hardcover

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