Ready, Set, Hurricane

By Josie E. Davis

A pickup truck, watery glints polishing the corners of its bed a glossy cherry, sets out into a foggy night lit by ignis fatuus—blurry, wavering globes already swallowing the headlights. “We left in the dark of night,” reads the text on the facing page. So begins Jennifer Shaw’s remarkable memoir/artist’s-book/photo-essay of a young family’s odyssey out of and back to New Orleans in the late summer and autumn of 2005. Continue reading