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The Resource Fire shut up in my bones, Charles M. Blow., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Fire shut up in my bones, Charles M. Blow., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
Fire shut up in my bones
Title
Fire shut up in my bones
Statement of responsibility
Charles M. Blow.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow mines the compelling poetry of the out-of-time African-American Louisiana hamlet where he grew up--a place where slavery's legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders' stories and in the near-constant wash of violence. Blow's attachment to his mother--a fiercely driven women with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, a job plucking poultry at a nearby factory, a soon-to-be-ex husband, and a love of newspapers and learning--cannot protect him from secret abuse at the hands of an older cousin. It's damage that triggers years of anger and searing self-questioning. Finally, Blow escapes to a nearby state university, where he joins a black fraternity after a passage of brutal hazing, and then enters a world of racial and sexual privilege that feels like everything he's ever needed and wanted, until he's called upon, himself, to become the one perpetuating the shocking abuse
  • A respected journalist describes the abuse he suffered at the hands of a close relative, the effect this had on his formative years, and how he overcame the anger and self-doubt it left behind
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blow, Charles M.
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
  • 070.92
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blow, Charles M
  • Blow, Charles M
  • Journalists
  • African American journalists
  • African American journalists
  • Journalists
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
  • United States
Label
Fire shut up in my bones, Charles M. Blow., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The house with no steps -- Thanksgiving -- Chester -- The punk next door -- Look-away Jesus -- Change -- Another boy's baby -- The brothers -- Hell week -- The champagne-colored girl -- Lie detector -- The just-in-case-gun
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (228 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544302587
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014243498
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883256408
Label
Fire shut up in my bones, Charles M. Blow., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The house with no steps -- Thanksgiving -- Chester -- The punk next door -- Look-away Jesus -- Change -- Another boy's baby -- The brothers -- Hell week -- The champagne-colored girl -- Lie detector -- The just-in-case-gun
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (228 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544302587
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014243498
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883256408

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