Fire shut up in my bones : : a memoir

Title Fire shut up in my bones : : a memoir
Names Blow, Charles M.
Book Number DB107905
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "Universally praised on its publication, Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a pioneering journalist's indelible coming-of-age tale. Charles M. Blow's mother was a fiercely driven woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, and a job plucking poultry at a factory near their segregated Louisiana town, where slavery's legacy felt close. When her philandering husband finally pushed her over the edge, she fired a pistol at his fleeing back, missing every shot, thanks to "love that blurred her vision and bent the barrel." Charles was the baby of the family, fiercely attached to his "do-right" mother. Until one day that divided his life into Before and After--the day an older cousin took advantage of the young boy. The story of how Charles escaped that world to become one of America's most innovative and respected public figures is a stirring, redemptive journey that works its way into the deepest chambers of the heart." -- Provided by publisher. -- Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.
Narrator Zak, Jared.
Local Subject Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Journalism & the Media - JOU
General Non-Fiction - GNF
Short Book - SH
Audience Notes Male narrator.
Contains strong language.
Contains violence.
Contains descriptions of sex.
LC Subject African American journalists - Biography
African Americans
Journalists - United States - Biography
Downloadable books
Talking books
Call Number 070.92 B ANF
Language English
Released 2014
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2014 (Astoria Media, recording studio)
Original Publication Transcription of: First Mariner Books edition. Boston : Mariner Books, 2015, c2014. 9780544302587
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