Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
  • Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
  • Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
ISBN: 006224857X
EAN13: 9780062248572
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 28, 2020
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.81" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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An Instant New York Times Bestseller

A Washington Post Top 10 Best Book of 2020

An Amazon Best Book of 2020

A New York Times Notable Book

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 Read More chevron_right

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