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Fire shut up in my bones : a memoir

Author: Charles M Blow
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Charles M Blow; Charles M Blow
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Blow
ISBN: 9780544228047 0544228049
OCLC Number: 880374719
Awards: Winner of Lambda Literary Awards (Bisexual Nonfiction) 2015
Short-listed for Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2015
Description: 228 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Charles M. Blow.

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A fiercely driven woman 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  Read more...

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