Wading Home by Rosalyn Story
A Novel of New Orleans

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When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, chef and widower Simon Fortier knows how he plans to face the storm--riding it out inside his long-time home in the city's Treme neighborhood, just as he has through so many storms before. But when the levees break and the city is torn apart, Simon disappears. His son, Julian, a celebrated jazz trumpeter, rushes home to a New Orleans he left years before to search for his father. As Julian crisscrosses the city, fearing the worst, he reconnects with Sylvia, Simon’s companion of many years; Parmenter, his father's erstwhile business partner and one of the most successful restaurateurs in New Orleans; and Velmyra, the woman Julian left behind when he moved to New York. Julian’s search for Simon deepens as he finds himself drawn into the troubled history of Silver Creek, the extravagantly beautiful piece of land where his father grew up, and closer once again to Velmyra. As he tries to come to grips with his father's likely fate, Julian slowly gains a deeper, richer understanding of his father and the city he loved so much, while unraveling the mysteries of Silver Creek.
 

About Rosalyn Story

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Rosalyn Story is a violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony and the author of the novel More Than You Know (Agate Bolden, 2004) and And So I Sing, a nonfiction work about African American opera singers. She lives in Dallas.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Agate Bolden. 314 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Julian Fortier, 36, who left Louisiana years ago to pursue his career as a jazz trumpeter and has had worldwide success, returns to New Orleans to search for his missing father Simon, 76, a retired chef whose house in the Treme neighborhood was ravaged by the hurricane.

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With the lyricism she was lauded for in More Than You Know, Story has crafted a post-Katrina New Orleans from a fumy cloud of sad jazz and Creole spices.

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By Leona Romich • Mar 2nd, 2011 • Category: Book Review 2011 • Email This Post • Print This Post Wading Home by Rosalyn Story is the tale of family and their roots.

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