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Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City 

Following Katrina, Billy Sothern, a Central City resident and lawyer who represents the indigent in south Louisiana, was in a unique place to view the flooding and the struggles of many both to evacuate and to return to New Orleans. Down in New Orleans is a personal account of his move to the city and his observations about the treatment of those left behind. He addresses the criminal justice system, the thwarted attempt of thousands of people who tried to escape the flooding by walking across the Crescent City Connection and other events that have kept the city in the news, including the horrific murder of filmmaker Helen Hill, a friend of Sothern's. Throughout, his perspective is informed by his passion for social justice and human rights. He discusses and signs copies at Octavia Books. --ÊWill Coviello

6 p.m. Thu., Sept 6

Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323; www.octaviabooks.com

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