In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother bought a yellow wooden house in New Orleans. For more than four decades, it was the center of the family’s turbulent life until Hurricane Katrina wiped it off the map. »Sarah M. Broom’s debut is an indispensable text that explores the past, present, and possible future of the city of New Orleans and the United States in general« [New York Times]. Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
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