Stories about New Orleans and the people who live there, people who are
free to be original, like jazz. These stories are sad, celebratory and
rich with the language and character of people who live in the ornate,
musical, urban contraption that fights off swamp--literally and in myth--the
city we call New Orleans. A Silver Cloud is a kind of Rolls Royce. Grue
married (now separated from) a riverboat pilot, raised three children
in the French Quarter, (now a grandmother). She works sometimes as a Tarot
reader in the Quarter, loves a good funeral, has an above-ground grave
in her side yard, celebrates the pageant, the splendor, the music, crawdads,
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