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The Resource The floating world : a novel, C. Morgan Babst, (electronic resource)

The floating world : a novel, C. Morgan Babst, (electronic resource)

Label
The floating world : a novel
Title
The floating world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
C. Morgan Babst
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes listeners into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdores, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora, the family's fragile elder daughter, refuses to leave the city, forcing her parents, Joe Boisdore, an artist descended from a freed slave who became one of the city's preeminent furniture makers, and his white "Uptown" wife, Dr. Tess Eshleman, to evacuate without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and Cora catatonic-the victim or perpetrator of some violence mysterious even to herself. This mystery is at the center of C. Morgan Babst's haunting, lyrical novel. Cora's sister, Del, returns to New Orleans from the life she has tried to build in New York City to find her hometown in ruins and her family deeply alienated from one another. As Del attempts to figure out what happened to her sister, she must also reckon with the racial history of the city, and the trauma of destruction that was not, in fact, some random act of God, but an avoidable tragedy visited upon New Orleans's most helpless and forgotten citizens
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1980-
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Babst, C. Morgan
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Christa Lewis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lewis, Christa,
  • hoopla digital
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  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Racially mixed families
  • Disaster victims
  • Grief
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The floating world : a novel, C. Morgan Babst, (electronic resource)
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Distribution
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 33 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781681688329
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11974497
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11974497
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MWT11974497
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
The floating world : a novel, C. Morgan Babst, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 33 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681688329
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11974497
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11974497
System control number
MWT11974497
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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