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The world according to Fannie Davis : my mother's life in the Detroit numbers

Author: Bridgett M Davis
Publisher: Ashland : Little, Brown, [New York] : Hachette Book Group, 2019. [2019]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Set against the dramatic backdrop of 1960s and 70s Detroit, novelist Bridgett M. Davis's stirring memoir tells how her ingenious mother used Detroit's illegal lottery to support her family In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee borrowed $100 from her brother to run a Numbers racket out of her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Davis, Bridgett M.
World according to Fannie Davis.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2019]
(OCoLC)1082194873
Named Person: Fannie Davis; Bridgett M Davis
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Bridgett M Davis
ISBN: 9781549177804 154917780X
OCLC Number: 1083669735
Performer(s): Read by Bridgett M. Davis.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10 hr., 20 min., 7 sec.))
Responsibility: Bridgett M. Davis.

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Set against the dramatic backdrop of 1960s and 70s Detroit, novelist Bridgett M. Davis's stirring memoir tells how her ingenious mother used Detroit's illegal lottery to support her family In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee borrowed $100 from her brother to run a Numbers racket out of her tattered apartment on Delaware Street, in one of Detroit's worst sections. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis' mother. Part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, granddaughter of slaves, Fannie became more than a numbers runner: she was a kind of Ulysses, guiding both her husbands, five children and a grandson through the decimation of a once-proud city using her wit, style, guts, and even gun. She ran her numbers business for 34 years, doing what it took to survive in a legitimate business that just happened to be illegal. She created a loving, joyful home, sent her children to the best schools, bought them the best clothes, mothered them to the highest standard, and when the tragedy of urban life struck, soldiered on with her stated belief: "Dying is easy. Living takes guts." A daughter's moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is also the suspenseful, unforgettable story about the lengths to which a mother will go to "make a way out of no way" to provide a prosperous life for her family--and how those sacrifices resonate over time. This original, timely, and deeply relatable portrait of one American family is essential reading.

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