Title: A Childhood: The Biography of a Place
Publisher: Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Dust jacket price unclipped. Mylar protected. A clean well preserved copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001276
Synopsis: This is a memoir of Harry Crew's earliest years - a sharply remembered portrait of the people, locales and circumstances that shaped him and destined him to become a storyteller. The book includes accounts of grinding poverty, but also of snakes who could talk, and of ghosts and devils.
Review: "It is Crews' great gift that he can show us how absolutely cursed, and alsolutely beautiful, we are. . . . Crews burns through the easy ways in which we would like to regard ourselves; what he leaves behind is something better, something touched by the refiner's fire."--"New York Newsday"
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