chapter  16
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Notes from the Apocalypse: A Week with Katrina

WithMarc E. Vargo

It was August 27, 2005, and I was looking forward to a quiet weekend at home in the French Quarter. My partner Michael had rented a British comedy that had just come out on DVD, and I was planning to begin writing a biography of Hans Christian Andersen. And that’s what I’d started doing on that muggy Saturday morning when Michael called from the hotel where he worked, his voice filled with concern.