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The Combination (The Neighborhood Story Project) [Paperback]

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In The Combination, Ashley Nelson paints a beautiful, nuanced portrait of life in one of downtown New Orleans's oldest public housing complexes, the Lafitte. Nelson, who grew up in the project, begins with her own family, merging their often painful history, including her parents' drug use and her mother's death from cancer, through the daily life of the community. A brilliant, lyrical observer, Nelson's interviews let the reader hear from voices rarely engaged: a woman who collects cans for a living, the owner of the corner store, neighborhood drug dealers, the project's Residential Council, and other members of the community more often profiled in grim statistics than actually listened to. She writes about and photographs much of Lafitte and the Sixth Ward, from second lines to ward signs, from the Wild Side to the Real Side, from Dooky Chase to Southern Scrap, stories and images now weighted with an almost unbearable poignancy.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 7.95" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 18, 2005
Publisher   Soft Skull Press/Red Rattle Books
ISBN  1933368284  
ISBN13  9781933368283  

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The Combination  Feb 16, 2007
Great book that expresses the flavor and feelings of a high school student in New Orleans.
Thanks for the Book!  Mar 3, 2006
The book is in goon condition and shipped to me in an adequate amount of time. Thanks!

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