Fire Shut up in My Bones: A Memoir

Fire Shut up in My Bones: A Memoir

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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, strongly 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.
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ISBN: 9780544570115

Published Date: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

Language: English

Page Count: 228

Size: 8.02" l x 5.23" w x 0.72" h