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The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous : Fighting to Save a Way of Life in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina / Ken Wells.

Author/Creator:
Wells, Ken author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (272 p.) : 20 b/w illus.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Bayous -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish.
Community life -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish.
Disaster victims -- Biography -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish.
Disaster victims -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish -- Biography.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish.
Working class -- Biography -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish.
Working class -- Louisiana -- Saint Bernard Parish -- Biography.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
With a long and colorful family history of defying storms, the seafaring Robin cousins of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, make a fateful decision to ride out Hurricane Katrina on their hand-built fishing boats in a sheltered Civil War-era harbor called Violet Canal. But when Violet is overrun by killer surges, the Robins must summon all their courage, seamanship, and cunning to save themselves and the scores of others suddenly cast into their care. In this gripping saga, Louisiana native Ken Wells provides a close-up look at the harrowing experiences in the backwaters of New Orleans during and after Katrina. Focusing on the plight of the intrepid Robin family, whose members trace their local roots to before the American Revolution, Wells recounts the landfall of the storm and the tumultuous seventy-two hours afterward, when the Robins' beloved bayou country lay catastrophically flooded and all but forgotten by outside authorities as the world focused its attention on New Orleans. Wells follows his characters for more than two years as they strive, amid mind-boggling wreckage and governmental fecklessness, to rebuild their shattered lives. This is a story about the deep longing for home and a proud bayou people's love of the fertile but imperiled low country that has nourished them.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Map of the St. Bernard Parish region
Prologue
A Monster Cometh
1. Ricky at the Helm
2. Ronald on the Invincible Vance
3. Susan Robin Goes for a Drive
4. Stormy Traditions
5. Cajun- Spanish Roots and Pirate Connections
6. Charlo's Dawn
7. Matine's Dilemma
8. Ricky's Ark
9. Charlo Adrift
10. The Human Tide
11. Charlo in Limbo
12. Herbie and Mike's Strange Adventure
13. The Long March
14. Cruel Tuesday
15. A Day of Reckoning
16. Nine Days Beyond the Flood
17. The Imperfect Storm
18. Pioneers in the Rubble
19. Dancing with Boats
20. A Short Journey of Hope
21. Hard Realities of the ''Federal Storm''
22. The Toll upon the Land
Epilogue
Notes on Sources
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300152951
OCLC:
994401600
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300152951 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.