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Memorial Drive : a daughter's memoir

Author: Natasha D Trethewey
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy."--Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
True crime stories
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Natasha D Trethewey; Natasha D Trethewey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natasha D Trethewey
ISBN: 9780062248572 006224857X
OCLC Number: 1125368285
Description: 211 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Another country --
Terminus --
Soul train --
Loop --
Pardon --
You know --
Dear diary --
Accounting --
Clairvoyance --
Evidence: last words --
Hallelujah --
Disclosure --
Evidence: tape of recorded conversations, June 3 and 4, 1985 --
What the record shows --
June 5, 1985 --
Jettison --
Proximity --
Before knowing remembers.
Responsibility: Natasha Trethewey.

Abstract:

"A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy."--Dust jacket.

At nineteen Trethewey's world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma. Here she explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. Moving through her mother's history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a 'child of miscegenation' in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985. -- adapted from jacket

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