Bruce Holsinger is the author of The Gifted School, which won the Colorado Book Award. He teaches at the University of Virginia and is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. To all appearances, the Larsen-Hall family has everything: healthy children, a stable marriage, a lucrative career for Brantley, and the means for Daphne to pursue her art full-time. But in The Displacements: A Novel (Riverhead Books), their deluxe Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna – the world’s first Category 6 hurricane – upends everything they have taken for granted. When the storm makes landfall, it triggers a descent of another sort for the family. Their home is destroyed, two members are missing, and their finances are abruptly cut off. They find themselves swept into a mass rush of evacuees from across the American South, transported hundreds of miles to a FEMA megashelter. Their new community includes an insurance agent-turned-drug dealer, a group of vulnerable children, and a dedicated relief worker trying to keep the peace. The Displacements explores what happens when privilege is lost and resilience is tested in a swiftly changing world.