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The Resource Beyond Katrina : a meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Natasha Trethewey

Beyond Katrina : a meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Natasha Trethewey

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Beyond Katrina : a meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Title
Beyond Katrina
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a meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
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Natasha Trethewey
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Language
eng
Review
/* Starred Review */ Trethewey opens her powerful meditation with "You can get there from here, though there's no going home," a line taken from her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2007 book, Native Guard. When she wrote that line she was "thinking figuratively" about the passage of time; now "the poem had become quite literal." Trethewey combines poetry, prose, and correspondence to paint a poignant picture of the effects of Katrina on her family and on the black community in which she grew up. She writes of her 92-year-old grandmother who didn't eat for weeks after she was evacuated from her home. Disoriented, she moved to Atlanta to live with the author before entering the nursing home where she would soon die. Trethewey also relates the sad story of her brother, Joe. When some homes he owned were destroyed in the flood, he took what odd jobs he could get on the coast before eventually transporting cocaine for an acquaintance. He was caught and sentenced to 15 years in prison. By looking at the vast devastation with sober and poetic eyes, Trethewey has written a hauntingly beautiful book. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed September 20, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 37, p)
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Trethewey, Natasha D.
Dewey number
818/.6
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.R433
LC item number
B49 2010
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mixed forms
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  • Trethewey, Natasha D
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • African Americans
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a meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
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Beyond Katrina : a meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Natasha Trethewey
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A collection of essays, poems, and letters, chronicling the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
793646
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780820333816
Lccn
2010011417
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780820333816
  • (OCoLC)ocn630497627
Label
Beyond Katrina : a meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Natasha Trethewey
Publication
Copyright
Note
A collection of essays, poems, and letters, chronicling the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
793646
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780820333816
Lccn
2010011417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820333816
  • (OCoLC)ocn630497627

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