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City of the Undead: Voodoo, Ghosts, and Vampires of New Orleans By Robin Ann Roberts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807180266
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: LSU Press - September 13th, 2023

This book cleverly explores what makes New Orleans the hub for all things supernatural by looking at the intersection of religion, history, and popular media (books, films, and music). Roberts uses images from American Horror Story: Coven (TV show), Interview With a Vampire (book, film, and TV show), ghost hunting shows, and more to build a visually tantalizing survey of a city that is perfect for people who love to mix creepy things, history, and pop culture year-round!

Review by Lauren

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Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong By Louisa Lim Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593191828
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - April 18th, 2023

Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong by Louisa Lim is a deeply personal reflection on the contested yet collective history, memory, and identity of Hong Kong from the ancient times through the Umbrella Movement of 2019. It is a deliberate  reexamination of what it means to be a Hong Konger whether it be under British rule or China’s “One Country, Two Systems” policy. Lim created a meticulously researched and profoundly eye-opening piece of literature which is thoroughly engaging and necessary for our contemporary moment.

Review by Lauren