The dirge. Crescent City / Craig Mod ; Corners of the Quarter / David Rutledge ; Voices I / Ray Nagin [and others] ; We're getting out of here / Bill Lavendar as told to John Gravois ; The holy city of New Orleans / Jason Berry ; Voices II / Barbara Bush [and others] ; Where grace lives / Toni McGhee Causey The return. Listen to the second line / Colleen Mondor ; A lesson from below / Sarah K. Inman ; Voices III / Miki Rohback [and others] ; Food will save us / Dar Wolnik ; Home cooking / Toni McGhee Causey [and others] ; Voices IV / Mark Twain, Charles Lyell ; I was a teenage float grunt / Ray Shea ; The New Orleans manifesto / C.W. Cannon Lagniappe. Professor Stevens goes to Mardi Gras / Rex Noone.
"An arousing assortment of tales filled to the brim with blood and spit. Follow our heroes and heroines as they escape from a sinking city. Featuring: a woman on a flying trapeze, a down-and-out jazz pianist, a teenage float grunt, acclaimed writers, drunken professors and radical Southern intellectuals. Containing an illustrated map of the highest artistic standards, mouthwatering recipes and old engravings of the Crescent City that were discovered in the depths of a library in the Orient. Do you know what it means? Mourn the city's loss, fight for its survival and celebrate its legacy. Then join us, the celebrated and only world-renowned Chin Music Press, in the streets for Mardi Gras."
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has sleeve over back cover retained.