Louisiana through the eyes of three young women coming-of-age at different points along the Mississippi River.
Louisiana through the eyes of three young women coming-of-age at different points along the Mississippi River. Here, the river is at record flood stages, hurricanes are occurring earlier each year, and the coast is losing over a football field of land an hour. The young women’s journey reveals that flooding and land loss often do not occur arbitrarily, but as the result of intentional decisions that value profit over people. As they learn about how the Mississippi River has been managed and controlled, Mekenzie, Annabelle, and Tanielma come to identify with the river and their individual search for identity and meaning becomes connected to their new climate reality.