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All Over But the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg
Aug 18, Pages Buy. Apr 08, Minutes Buy. Sep 08, Pages. Aug 18, Pages. Apr 08, Minutes. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 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. 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.
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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.
Dick these lives — and the country that shaped and nourished them — with artistry, honesty, and bragh, Rick Bragg brings hone the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family.
He lives in Alabama. Bragg tells about the South with such power and bone-naked love…he will make you cry.
Like all good writing, it transcends the particulars of time and place. Bragg captures the rhythms of small-town life with grace and pathos. This is a book al, getting even with life. It is the story of a young woman who absorbed the cruelties of her husband, an alcoholic, haunted Korean War veteran, until she could stand it no more, then gave up rcik whole life for her shotuin. By picking cotton, cleaning toilets for the gentry, doing worse, she made sure that her three surviving sons would not have to walk around ashamed, in ragged clothes.
In a smaller way it is my story, the boy who climbed up her backbone and made it out of that ring of poverty and ignorance, free and clean.
It is about what I did with the life she gave me, and how I tried to repay her, and how I tried—and failed so miserably—to rewrite the past. The book is set in rural northeastern Alabama, and chronicles a poor, white trash family through three generations.
The first third of the book is mostly about her and him, and us, me and my brothers, as babies. It also takes us with my father to Korea. He tugged me there, the last time I saw him alive, when I was just The tales of terror he told me there still sit like a broken bottle in my mind. The second third is about the wonderful life she gave me, the exotic, dark places I went, taking her spirit with me, like a talisman.
It takes us to Haiti, to the transvestite hookers in the Village, to death row in Angola, Louisiana.
The last part is the getting even part, where a woman who had never been on a plane, never been higher than a second-story bathroom floor, travels to New York to see her son receive a Pulitzer Prize, and more. It ends with me keeping my promise to buy her a house, a real house, with my bitter victory over my dead father, and my sad defeat to the realization that no amount of brick and mortar will wall up the past, will let us, as a family, start new.
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I feature, briefly, an alcoholic brother who seems to have absorbed the demons that killed my father in And I admit, finally, to having absorbed them myself. On its lighter side, it is a story of vindication. People speak to my mother now, on the street. On its darker side, it is all about revenge. Buy the Audiobook Download: Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Also by Rick Bragg. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Related Links Contact us about speaking engagements with Rick Bragg.
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