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The Resource Fire shut up in my bones, Charles M. Blow

Fire shut up in my bones, Charles M. Blow

Label
Fire shut up in my bones
Title
Fire shut up in my bones
Statement of responsibility
Charles M. Blow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 town 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
Cataloging source
RECBK
Index
no index present
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Fire shut up in my bones, Charles M. Blow
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0A93A6A5-2E2A-4AFF-A0CF-CB536728DE54
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The house with no steps -- Thanksgiving -- Chester -- The punk next door -- Look-away Jesus -- Change -- Another boy's baby -- The brothers -- Hell week -- The champagne-colored girl -- Lie detector -- The just-in-case-gun
Control code
8ocm83256408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544302587
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0a93a6a5-2e2a-4aff-a0cf-cb536728de54
Publisher number
EB00173769
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Fire shut up in my bones, Charles M. Blow
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0A93A6A5-2E2A-4AFF-A0CF-CB536728DE54
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The house with no steps -- Thanksgiving -- Chester -- The punk next door -- Look-away Jesus -- Change -- Another boy's baby -- The brothers -- Hell week -- The champagne-colored girl -- Lie detector -- The just-in-case-gun
Control code
8ocm83256408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544302587
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0a93a6a5-2e2a-4aff-a0cf-cb536728de54
Publisher number
EB00173769
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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