The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rod Dreher, Wendell Pierce

Narrated By: Wendell Pierce

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: September 2015

Duration: 11 hours 29 minutes

Summary:

From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art.

On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods, including Pontchartrain Park, the home of Wendell Pierce's family and the first African American middle-class subdivision in New Orleans. The hurricane breached many of the city's levees, and the resulting flooding submerged Pontchartrain Park under as much as 20 feet of water. Katrina left New Orleans later that day, but for the next three days the water kept relentlessly gushing into the city, plunging eighty percent of New Orleans under water. Nearly 1,500 people were killed. Half the houses in the city had four feet of water in them

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  • Ryan J

    Insightful book from a perspective of a real New Orleans resident.