All over but the Shoutin’

By | November 6, 2019
All over but the Shoutin' Author Rick Bragg
ISBN-10 0679774025
ISBN-13 9780679774020
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 328
Language English
Publisher Pantheon
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From the rear cover of this 329 page book This haunting harrowing gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg who grew up dirt poor in northeastern Alabama seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary and instead became a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for The New York Times It is the story of Bragg s father a hard drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most But at the center of this soaring memoir is Bragg s mother who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes and picked other people s cotton so that her children wouldn t have to live on welfare alone Evoking these lives and the country that shaped and nourished them with artistry honesty and compassion Rick Bragg brings home the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family The result is unforgettable

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