Volponi, Paul. Hurricane song; a novel of New Orleans.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

VOLPONI, Paul. Hurricane song; a novel of New Orleans. Penguin, Viking. 144p. c2008. 978-0-670-06160-0. $15.99. S *

Miles had always dreamed of going to the Superdome, but as a football player--not as a refugee from Hurricane Katrina. Along with his jazz musician father and his uncle, Miles must cope with the horrific conditions there as the storm hits, and afterward--not just the crowds, the noise,

and the heat, but the lack of food and supplies and the menacing guards, as well as gangs vying for turf, shaking people down and threatening worse things to come. Music offers one way to escape, but in the end Miles's dad, worried about what's happened to all the city's jazz joints he knows and loves so well, sees a...

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