Where We Know

Where We Know Cover

Where We Know

New Orleans as Home

By David Rutledge (Editor)

Broken Levee Books, Paperback, 9780984457618, 257pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2010


Writers and artists explore what it means to call New Orleans home five years after the city almost washed away.

About the Author
David Rutledge is a literature professor at the University of New Orleans. He edited this book while in exile from his city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in fall 2005.

Praise For Where We Know

"These selections combine to provide yet another remembrance of the lives changed and neighborhoods destroyed by the devastating hurricane. They also celebrate the city's unwavering spirit." Publishers Weekly

"From 'Tattooing Katrina' to a marvelous essay on trumpeter Terence Blanchard to a meditation on food as prayer at the New Orleans table, the pieces are both elegiac and hopeful." Shelf Awareness

"Keeping with the precedent set by it's predecessor, Where We Know has been not only compiled and edited with care but admirably designed to reflect the character and spirit of New Orleans. It's great, not least because it reminds us of the plight of a devastated city still struggling to get back on its feet." Ace Jet 170