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Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir

 
 
Author
Charles M. Blow.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780544228047
Pages/Publication Date 228/2014
Daedalus Item Code 61356
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(Winner of a Lambda Literary Award and the Ann M. Sperber Biography Award, as well as a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and Shelf Awareness) This transcendent and lyrical memoir by New York Times columnist Charles Blow takes us back to his boyhood in a small Louisiana town. It was a place where slavery's legacy felt suffocatingly close, echoing in the elders' stories and in a near-constant wash of violence. Blow's powerfully redemptive book at once fits the tradition of Southern African-American storytelling and gives it an indelible new slant.

"A luminous memoir that digs deep into territory I've longed to read about in black men's writing: into the horror of being submerged in a vast drowning swirl of racial, spiritual, and sexual complexity, only to somehow find one's self afloat, though gasping for breath, and then, at long last and at great cost, swimming. I believe both Ancestors and Descendants will cheer."—Alice Walker

"A profoundly moving memoir of Charles Blow's coming of age as a black boy in the Deep South; of the way his sensitive and gifted intelligence slowly begins to kindle, becoming ablaze with wonder at the world and his place in it. Above all, this is the story of a courageously honest man arriving at his decision to 'stop running like the river ... and just be the ocean, vast, deep, and exactly where it was always meant to be.' Blow has written a classic memoir of a truly American childhood."—Henry Louis Gates Jr.

 
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