Try it. Right now. Picture the lights going off in the room you're sitting in. The computer, the air conditioning, phones, everything. Then the people, every last person in your building, on the street outside, the entire neighborhood, vanished. With them go all noises: chitchat, coughs, cars, and that wordless, almost impalpable hum of a city.
Branching across every genre, from mystery and romance to flash fiction and prose poetry, this anthology features the works by writers on the heart of New Orleans. It features Ellen Gilchrist, Richard Ford, Robert Olen Butler, Julie Smith, and Valerie Martin, among others. The characters in these works wander from the 18th-century New World.