Flood Streets explores life in New Orleans a little over a year after Hurricane Katrina wiped out most of the city, interweaving characters as diverse and eccentric as the city itself.
Matt Bergeron is a reformed bohemian who is putting aside youthful creative pursuits to start a small advertising business. Madeline Mueller is a rising singer-songwriter, but to pay the bills she’s trying to sell real estate in the devastated Lower 9th Ward. Ruby is an older Creole woman with terminal cancer, who has been happily living without electricity or water inside the bare stud walls of someone else’s abandoned home. Georgia struggles to be a good mother, but her shady schemes to find love and money may put her feisty thirteen year-old, Feliciana, in danger. These and other stories coalesce and explode in a moment of jouissance that could only happen in New Orleans.
A nuanced view of the city and its people, Flood Streets shows the changing landscape of New Orleans as it has never been seen before, dispelling the stereotypes about this tragic, defiant, joyful city.