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The Resource Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Charles M. Blow, (electronic resource)

Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Charles M. Blow, (electronic resource)

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Fire Shut Up in My Bones
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Fire Shut Up in My Bones
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Charles M. Blow
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eng
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A gorgeous, moving memoir of how one of America's most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow mines the compelling poetry of the out-of-time African-American Louisiana hamlet where he grew up ? a place where slavery's legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders' stories and in the near-constant wash of violence. Blow's attachment to his mother ? a fiercely driven women with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, a job plucking poultry at a nearby factory, a soon-to-be-ex husband, and a love of newspapers and learning ? cannot protect him from secret abuse at the hands of an older cousin. It's damage that triggers years of anger and searing self-questioning. Finally, Blow escapes to a nearby state university, where he joins a black fraternity after a passage of brutal hazing, and then enters a world of racial and sexual privilege that feels like everything he's ever needed and wanted, until he's called upon, himself, to become the one perpetuating the shocking abuse. A powerfully redemptive memoir that both fits the tradition of African-American storytelling from the South, and gives it an indelible new slant
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Blow, Charles M
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • African American Nonfiction
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Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Charles M. Blow, (electronic resource)
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9780544302587
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Label
Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Charles M. Blow, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544302587
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0a93a6a5-2e2a-4aff-a0cf-cb536728de54
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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