By Rosalyn Story

ISBN-10: 1572846739

ISBN-13: 9781572846739

Whilst storm Katrina hits New Orleans, chef and widower Simon Fortier is familiar with how he plans to stand the storm--riding it out within his long-time domestic within the city's Treme local, simply as he has via such a lot of storms prior to. but if the levees holiday and town is torn aside, Simon disappears. His son, Julian, a celebrated jazz trumpeter, rushes domestic to a brand new Orleans he left years sooner than to go looking for his father. As Julian crisscrosses the town, fearing the worst, he reconnects with Sylvia, Simon’s spouse of decades; Parmenter, his father's erstwhile company associate and essentially the most profitable restaurateurs in New Orleans; and Velmyra, the girl Julian left at the back of whilst he moved to big apple. Julian’s look for Simon deepens as he reveals himself drawn into the afflicted background of Silver Creek, the extravagantly appealing piece of land the place his father grew up, and nearer once more to Velmyra. As he attempts to come back to grips along with his father's most likely destiny, Julian slowly earnings a deeper, richer realizing of his father and the town he enjoyed loads, whereas unraveling the mysteries of Silver Creek.

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