Brothel owner and entrepreneur J. B. Lafitte finds himself in a tight spot when his whorehouse in the Garden District goes into foreclosure. The fat cats responsible for the real estate collapse after Katrina didn't differentiate between social strata or vocation. MaryLou Boudreau, aka Mama Legba, is a television star and voodoo queen with a difference. The loas really do speak through her. In the television studio, Martin, hoping for publicity for the strike and support from the people, calls for them to make a stand against the banks, corporate fat cats, and corrupt politicians. And his question, "What will it take?", changes everything in the Big Easy.
NORMAN SPINRAD is a science fiction icon and the author of more than twenty novels, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His 1969 novel Bug Jack Barron was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards, and his short fiction collection The Star-Spangled Future was a National Book Award finalist. He has also written screenplays for American television series, including the original Star Trek. He lives in Paris.