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after the flood May 20, 2008

Posted by The Typist in New Orleans, NOLA, Toulouse Street, We Are Not OK.
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Odd isn’t it (of course) that I should stumble on a book on the New Orleans library website titled after the quake by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, a set of stories inspired by and each at least informed by the 1995 Kobe earthquake, only to discover that is is not available and why. Not having read a word of it, I am sad it has not been replaced.

Main Library
Adult Fiction Collection
MURAKAMI
Katrina loss/damage
08/26/2005

I will have to find a copy.

While the 20th Century Japanese may ultimately be remembered for the war and the suffering they inflicted on others (this war, children), I think the Japanese know a thing or two about suffering and perseverance.

Yes, this is the third time I’ve posted this damn picture, but it haunts me.