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The Resource Dark Rain : a New Orleans story, Mat Johnson, writer ; Simon Gane, artist ; Lee Loughridge, gray tones & color ; Pat Brosseau, letterer

Dark Rain : a New Orleans story, Mat Johnson, writer ; Simon Gane, artist ; Lee Loughridge, gray tones & color ; Pat Brosseau, letterer

Label
Dark Rain : a New Orleans story
Title
Dark Rain
Title remainder
a New Orleans story
Statement of responsibility
Mat Johnson, writer ; Simon Gane, artist ; Lee Loughridge, gray tones & color ; Pat Brosseau, letterer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in New Orleans in the first days after Hurricane Katrina, Dark Rain--much like Johnson's lauded 2008 graphic novel Incognegro--uses the trappings of gritty crime fiction to explore deeper issues of race in America. Dabny, a decorated soldier and former customs officer, languishes in a Houston halfway house after being convicted of taking a bribe. Desperate to raise child-support money, he agrees to ferry his bunkmate Emmit into New Orleans's submerged Lower 9th Ward, where Emmit plans to rob his former employer, the Banque de Congo Square. The pair soon runs afoul of (metaphor alert) Dark Rain, a corrupt private security firm led by Dabny's former commanding officer..."--Amazon.com
Summary
"[S]et in the days after Hurricane Katrina... [t]wo small-time ex-cons with big dreams get the idea that this would be the perfect time to rob a bank. Catch is, the bank is in New Orleans, and they're on parole in Houston. Now, as every sane person triesto get out of The Big Easy, Emmit and Dabny will do whatever it takes to get in. As they journey through a tide of human suffering, Dabny wants to help, and Emmit sees only the money. But a rogue commander of the ruthless security force "Dark Rain" has his sights set on taking down the same bank. If Emmit and Dabny don't outrace him, their last hope for a second chance could be washed away in the floodwaters-- along with their lives" -- from publisher's web site
Illustration
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376240
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Johnson, Mat
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
"Suggested for mature readers"--P. [4] of cover
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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Gane, Simon
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True
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  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Ex-convicts
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
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a New Orleans story
Label
Dark Rain : a New Orleans story, Mat Johnson, writer ; Simon Gane, artist ; Lee Loughridge, gray tones & color ; Pat Brosseau, letterer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn471793404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401221607
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)471793404
Label
Dark Rain : a New Orleans story, Mat Johnson, writer ; Simon Gane, artist ; Lee Loughridge, gray tones & color ; Pat Brosseau, letterer
Publication
Control code
ocn471793404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401221607
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)471793404

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