Miles has only been living with his musician father in New Orleans for two months when Hurricane Katrina hits – and they haven’t really been getting along. His dad lives for jazz, while Miles’ first love is football. But father and son must set aside their differences when they seek refuge in the crowded Superdome.
What begins as a safe haven from the storm soon turns into a nightmare as the power fails and gangs of thugs compete for turf. When his father decides to rebel, Miles must make a choice that will alter their relationship – and both of their lives – forever.
From award-winning author Paul Volponi comes this tale of how low humanity can sink in desperate times and how loudly hope can sing against the howl of tragedy.
“Volponi’s excellent novel has it all: authentic characters, a thought-provoking plot, and heartbreaking drama.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review on Black and White