Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive

A Daughter's Memoir

Book - 2020
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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
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
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780062248572
006224857X
Characteristics: 211 pages ; 22 cm

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