By Frye GaillardThe Gulf Coast villages of Bayou l. a. Batre and Coden are of Alabama’s so much unique, with roots going again to the French settlements of the 18th century. For generations, the proud population of those groups have extracted their modest livings from the ocean, sustained through a lesson passed down over the years— that supplying for the wishes of one’s kinfolk is the single precise degree of luck. however the global has replaced enormously for them. an international economic climate of upper fuel costs and inexpensive imported seafood has threatened the lifeblood of the world. And lately a rash of hurricanes, culminating with typhoon Katrina, has battered the hopes and goals of those Bayou towns. But they've got recognized difficult instances and big alterations sooner than. within the Seventies, refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos flooded into the realm and inside of many years made up a 3rd of the neighborhood inhabitants. 3 Buddhist temples quickly took their locations one of the Catholic, Baptist, and Pentecostal church buildings that predominated, and for a time different ethnic teams coexisted in one of those uneasy peace. yet now they're studying to tug jointly in an doubtful fight to rebuild their communities. In the trail of the Storms is a strong portrait in phrases and images of a different and unforgettable position. it's a tale of culture, and forces of swap, and the epic fight of those Gulf Coast groups to outlive and thrive.