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SuperStorm Stories: A Red Hook Family, part I

One year after Hurricane Sandy, remembering what was lost in the flood

SuperStorm Stories: A Red Hook Family, part I

One year after Hurricane Sandy, remembering what was lost in the flood


While reporting and drawing this piece, I thought a lot about what it means to lose one’s possessions. I kept coming back to how important my own books are in my life—I swear I can remember when and where I read each one. They speak to who I was at each stage in my life, and I wonder, if I lost them, would I lose that part of myself?

Hurricane Sandy brought destruction of all kinds in its wake. This is just one of the thousands of stories from the storm…

End of Part One. Read Part Two here.

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