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Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir

Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir

Написано Natasha Trethewey

Озвучено Natasha Trethewey


Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir

Написано Natasha Trethewey

Озвучено Natasha Trethewey

оценки:
4.5/5 (175 оценки)
Длина:
5 hours
Издатель:
Издано:
Jul 28, 2020
ISBN:
9780063005860
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Примечание редактора

Gorgeously written and searing…

Critics across the board have been raving about this memoir from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey. The author addresses essential topics — including domestic violence and racism — as she confronts her mother's horrifying murder at the hands of her stepfather. A gorgeously written and searing read.

Описание

An Instant New York Times Bestseller 

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by: The Washington Post, NPR, Shelf Awareness, Esquire, Electric Literature, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and InStyle

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

At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her 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 and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became.

With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother’s life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience. 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.

Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence but also a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Animated by unforgettable prose and inflected by a poet’s attention to language, this is a luminous, urgent, and visceral memoir from one of our most important contemporary writers and thinkers.

Издатель:
Издано:
Jul 28, 2020
ISBN:
9780063005860
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Об авторе

NATASHA TRETHEWEY, two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and 2017 Heinz Award recipient, has written five collections of poetry and one book of nonfiction. An American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellow, she is currently Board of Trustees professor of English at Northwestern University. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.


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  • (5/5)
    This book was beautifully written it was tragic and in depth about domestic abuse. What happened to her mother was very sad.
  • (5/5)
    Wonderfully written. What a sad story that unfortunately we are still living through today violence against women.
  • (4/5)
    This book was really well done as it was an easy read.
  • (5/5)
    Poetic, powerful poignant
    Deeply personal yet incredibly accessible.
    Author’s narration is heartbreaking
  • (5/5)
    I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. Her style of writing is so poetically descriptive and profound.
  • (5/5)
    This was so heartbreaking but the telling of this story was phenomenal.
  • (5/5)
    Wow! A beautifully written story about a very ugly thing that happened!!!! I will never forget this one! Never!
  • (5/5)
    This is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read. Get ready for a visceral experience. Cannot recommend enough.
  • (5/5)
    I couldn't stop listening. A great tribute to a mother who was taken to soon at the hands of another....
  • (5/5)
    Well done but so sad. One who said they love you takes your life.
  • (5/5)
    I have never read a book with such a vivid words. Because the author is a poet, she has the gift of using words that cause the reader to feel what she felt, see what she saw. Hearing the book read by the author also conveyed the authors emotions as she read her own words.
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written. A tragic story. One that should have never happened.
  • (5/5)
    Heartbreaking.
    The audio narration by the author was excellent. Highly recommend.
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Natasha Trethewey is one of my favorite poets, so when I saw she had written a memoir I was really excited to read it. This book, though short, packs a powerful punch as the author explores her relationship with her mother, piecing together events that led up to her mother's murder at the hands of her stepfather.Fans of Trethewey's poetry may be aware of the outline of the story, and even those who don't will find out where the story is leading soon. This is a riveting book, reflective and raw, as Trethewey attempts to make sense - this time in prose - of a defining trauma in her life. Reading her memories, her gaps of memory, and transcripts from the trial, I was crying by the time I finished. This memoir touches on issues such as race and domestic abuse, all through the prism of a daughter's love for her mother. I'll be recommending it far and wide to my library patrons.

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