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. It's based on the collection of short stories, In the Land of What Now. Matt Bergeron is a reformed bohemian who is putting aside youthful creative pursuits to start a small advertising business. He hopes maybe he's finally getting somewhere with his life - except he hates his work and is increasingly alienated from his rock 'n roll girlfriend. 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. Here she encounters Ruby, 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. Madeline's friend 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.
Becky Stark,Harry Shearer
A group of creative malcontents struggle to find love, money and marijuana in the surreal streets of post-flood New Orleans. A nuanced view of
the city, Flood Streets reveals the true spirit of a defiant city many call “the Soul of America.” Interweaving characters as diverse and eccentric
as the city itself, Flood Streets is based on a collection of short stories published as; In the Land of What Now.