Original Works Publishing of Los Angeles, CA, has released the published version of ‘Katrina’s Path’ by Rob Florence which was first produced at the University of New Orleans in October 2007 and was performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region VI in March 2008. ‘Katrina’s Path’ is the first Hurricane Katrina play to be published.
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"The history of New Orleans cemeteries is as rich and enticing as a plate of crayfish etouffee.And New Orleans writer Robert Florence-together with his brother Mason Florence, a Japan-based photojournalist-provides a sumptuous sampling of it with "New Orleans Cemeteries: Life in the Cities of the Dead." "With literary-minded text (plenty of references to Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams and Walker Percy) and gorgeously haunting photos, the Florence brothers put to good use their considerable time spend inside the gates of 13 New Orleans area monuments to the dead, the majority of which are above-ground. If what you know about the Crescent City's labyrinthine graveyards is confined to that bad-trip scene in "Easy Rider"-or any of Anne Rice's over-the-top tomes-read this book. It's a real headstone rubber."
--The New York Post
"Florence captures the real uniqueness of life here...Florence's eloquent depiction of the cemeteries show that our culture remains vital. People still flock here, and its not because they expect the Dew Drop Inn, or Jelly Roll Morton playing in some little hole in the wall until the sun comes up. They come because of where we are now."
"New Orleans Cemeteries: Life in the Cities of the Dead by Robert and Mason Florence is a timely Halloween treat. One doesn't need a sense of the macabre to appreciate the beauty of the cemeteries that constitute one of the Big Easy's distinguishing features."< br>