Hurricane Story Book Signing at Octavia Books, July 7

Join Octavia Books for a book signing and launch party celebrating the release of Hurricane Story by Jennifer Shaw

Thursday, July 7 at 6pm

Octavia Books
513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
504-899-7323

Hurricane Story is a spellbinding odyssey of exile, birth and return told in forty-six photographs and simple, understated prose. This first-person narrative told through dreamlike images of toys and dolls chronicles one couple’s evacuation from New Orleans ahead of the broken levees, the birth of their first child on the day that Katrina made landfall, and their eventual return to the city as a family. Shaw’s photographs, at turns humorous and haunting, contrast deftly with the prose.

This clothbound hardcover edition, published by Chin Music Press, includes an introduction by Rob Walker, author of Letters From New Orleans and “Consumed” columnist for The New York Times Magazine.