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In the days after Hurricane Katrina, two men travel to a devastated New Orleans to pull off the bank heist of a lifetime. Up against the clock and eluding armed competitors, the men find themselves in the middle of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in American history. All around them, the institutions that form the pillars of our society are falling apart. Surrounded by death and misery, the men face a moral challenge greater than any other obstacle they’ve had to overcome. Is it possible to beat the system, even when it lies in ruins? Can they save even one person--or themselves? Or will those institutions come crashing down right on top of them? Author Mat Johnson (Incognegro) and artist Simon Gane transform a crime story into an unflinching look at the political and social failures, as well as the moral ambiguities that surrounded Hurricane Katrina.
“Mat Johnson’s unflinching, macabre sense of humor is perfectly in tune with New Orleans, and Simon Gane’s eye for character and detail brings the region – in all its glory and degradation – to vivid life. Together, Johnson and Gane dredge up nightmarish memories of the dark days following Hurricane Katrina.”– Josh Neufeld, writer/artist of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
“At once heart-stopping and heartbreaking, Dark Rain shows us what happens when good people avert their eyes as crimes are committed and then rationalize what they've done. Mat Johnson as always displays his deft and savage touch in injecting humanity into history.” - Mark Winegardner, author of The Godfather Returns