Last Call on Decatur Street

By Iris Martin Cohen

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Perfect for readers of Ottessa Moshfegh and Sally Rooney, Crescent City follows a young woman over the course of one pivotal night in New Orleans, beautifully capturing the evergreen drama of life on the cusp of adulthood.

When Rosemary left her hometown of New Orleans for college, she promised herself she would never go back. However, the pressure to perform academically soon pushed her to drinking, which quickly spiraled out of control, and she was kicked out of school. Feeling like a failure and not knowing where else to go, she returned to the Crescent City and found work as a burlesque dancer.

For Rosemary, burlesque is a world of illusion and dreams and seduction. She feels electric while performing, all eyes on her. Each night, she hides from the realities of her life in plain sight, in a new persona of sequins and feathers and alcohol.

This night, though, is different--Rosemary struggles to break free of her alcoholism, desperate to overcome the addiction she watched destroy her mother. From the burlesque stage in the French Quarter to Louis Armstrong Park and ending at a raucous masquerade party, this night becomes a journey for Rosemary to come to grips with her past, grieve for those she has lost and maybe, finally, understand herself.

Product Details

Price: $27.99 $25.19
Publisher: Park Row
Published Date: August 11, 2020
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780778308164
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About the Author

Iris Martin Cohen grew up in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and studied Creative Nonfiction at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She currently lives in Brooklyn. The Little Clan is her first novel.