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A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Graphic Novel)

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The story of Hurricane Katrina, as seen through the eyes of six people as they escape New Orleans and grapple with the storm’s aftermath, told in graphic novel form. First published as a 16-part webcomic on SMITH, Newsweek says A.D. is “authentic and powerful,” and Rolling Stone declares it “stunning.”

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is a masterful portrait of a city under siege. Cartoonist Josh Neufeld depicts seven extraordinary true stories of survival in the days leading up to and following Hurricane Katrina.

Here we meet Denise, a counselor and social worker, and a sixth-generation New Orleanian; “The Doctor,” a proud fixture of the French Quarter; Abbas and Darnell, two friends who face the storm from Abbas’ s family-run market; Kwame, a pastor’s son just entering his senior year of high school; and the young couple Leo and Michelle, who both grew up in the city. Each is forced to confront the same wrenching decision–whether to stay or to flee.

As beautiful as it is poignant, A.D. presents a city in chaos and shines a bright, profoundly human light on the tragedies and triumphs that took place within it.

Best American Comics, 2010

Mother Jones Top Books of 2009

Daily Beast Recommends

New York Best Comics of 2009, Runner Up Best Nonfiction Comic of 2009

San Francisco Chronicle “Best in Comics”

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A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Graphic Novel)

208 pages

Publisher: Pantheon; Reprint edition (August 24, 2010)


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