Please join us for an evening with classical violinist and author Rosalyn Story in celebration of the publication of WADING HOME: A Novel of New Orleans. The author give a reading and sign books and there will be food and music. As the shadow of Hurricane Katrina looms, Simon Fortier knows how he plans to face the storm—in his long-time home in Treme, just as he did through so many storms before. But when Katrina’s waters rise and the city’s failed levees cause devastating floods, Simon disappears. It is up to his son Julian, a celebrated but down-on-his-luck trumpeter, to find him. Julian ushes home to the city he left years before, to search for a father with whom he’d been on difficult terms over preparing for the hurricane. Julian’s return to New Orleans brings him back in touch ith figures from his past, loves and enemies both, and as his search for Simon takes him to the rural plot where Simon grew up, Julian is drawn deep into its troubles. As he tries to come to grips with his father’s likely fate and struggles to regain his trumpet chops, Julian slowly gains a deeper, richer understanding of the father with whom he’d been at odds. Lyrical, accessible, compelling, and populated by a broad, fully realized cast of supporting characters, Wading Home's timeless story tells how this son strives to save his father: shaken to the core by the devastation of a city, he discovers the true meaning of home, family and history. ROSALYN STORY lives in Dallas. Her first book, And So I Sing: African American Divas Of Opera And Concert , inspired the PBS documentary Aida’s Brothers and Sisters: A History of Blacks in Opera, in which she appeared as featured narrator. Her first novel, More Than You Know garnered rave reviews and was an Essence bestseller. She is a violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony. (OctaviaBooks)
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