Another event in out Newer Voices Series featuring C. Morgan Babst and her debut novel, The Floating World, about family, home, and grief.  She takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina and the life of a great city. A native of New Orleans, she studied writing at NOCCA, Yale, and NYU. Walter Isaacson says of her novel, “This powerful and lyrical novel captures the emotional currents in New Orleans after Katrina. With an authentic and sensitive voice, Morgan Babst explores family, race, class, and the essence of disruption.” Her essays and short fiction have appeared in such journals as Garden and Gun, The Oxford American, Guernica, the Harvard Review, and the New Orleans Review

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