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The Resource Alligator candy : a memoir, David Kushner

Alligator candy : a memoir, David Kushner

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Alligator candy : a memoir
Title
Alligator candy
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
David Kushner
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and other premiere outlets, Alligator Candy is a reported memoir in the vein of The Night of the Gun about how a family survives an unthinkable tragedy. David Kushner grew up in the suburbs of Florida in the early 1970s, running wild with his friends, exploring, riding bikes, and disappearing into the nearby woods for hours at a time. One morning in 1973, however, everything changed. David's older brother Jon, making a trip to the local convenience store, vanished. This is the story of Jon's murder at the hands of two sadistic drifters{u2026}and everything that happened after. Alligator Candy isn't only the chronicle of Jon's death, it is also the story of how parenting in America changed, casting light on the transition between two generations of children{u2014}one raised on freedom, the other on fear. Jon's death was one of the first in what turned out to be a rash of child abductions and murders that dominated headlines for much of the 1970s and 80s. It was around this time that milk cartons began to feature the images of missing children, and newscasters began asking, "It's 10:00, do you know where you children are?" When one of Jon's killers received a parole hearing, David revisited the case that had so haunted him. Marshalling his skills as a journalist, he compiled all the details that he was sheltered from as a child, interviewing neighbors, reporters, cops, and his own family, and combing through yellowed news clippings. Haunting and intimate, Alligator Candy is a moving, disturbing, insightful, and inspiring meditation on grief, growth, family, and survival
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Alligator candy : a memoir, David Kushner
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm75224618
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781451682533
Lccn
2015022792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Alligator candy : a memoir, David Kushner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm75224618
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781451682533
Lccn
2015022792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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