Andrei Codrescu, New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City (2006)

Andrei Codrescu moved to New Orleans in 1985, and Hurricane Katrina followed two decades later. "New Orleans will be rebuilt, but it will never again be the city I know and love," he declares in the final chapter of his anthology New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City, published the year after the disaster. I've heard variations …

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