Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Fire Shut Up in My Bones Author Charles M. Blow
ISBN-10 0544570111
ISBN-13 9780544570115
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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ANew York TimesNotable Book Lambda Literary Award Winner Long listed for the PEN Open Book Award Charles Blow is the James Baldwin of our age Washington Blade An exquisite memoir Delicately wrought and arresting New York TimesUniversally praised on its publication Fire Shut Up in My Bonesis a pioneering journalists indelible coming of age tale Charles M Blows mother was a fiercely driven woman with five sons brass knuckles in her glove box and a job plucking poultry at a factory near their segregated Louisiana town where slavery s legacy felt close When her philandering husband finally pushed her over the edge she fired a pistol at his fleeing back missing every shot thanks to love that blurred her vision and bent the barrel Charles was the baby of the family fiercely attached to his do right mother Until one day that divided his life into Before and Afterthe day an older cousin took advantage of the young boy The story of how Charles escaped that world to become one of Americas most innovative and respected public figures is a stirring redemptive journey that works its way into the deepest chambers of the heart Stunning Blows words grab hold of you and lead you to a place of healing Essence The memoir of the year A V Club

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Fire in My Bones

Fire in My Bones Author Glenn Hinson
ISBN-10 9780812203011
Release 2010-11-24
Pages 424