A childhood, the biography of a place

Crews, Harry

Published by G. K. Hall, 1979
ISBN 10: 0816167524 / ISBN 13: 9780816167524
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Synopsis: Born the son of a Georgia sharecropper and raised during the Depression, Crews recreates the world of his youth with tales of his friends and relatives, some amusing, some violent and tragic

From the Back Cover: A Childhood is the unforgettable memoir of Harry Crews's earliest years, a sharply remembered portrait of the people, locales, and circumstances that shaped him - and destined him to be a storyteller. Crews was born in the middle of the Great Depression, in a one-room sharecropper's cabin at the end of a dirt road in rural south Georgia. If Bacon County was a place of grinding poverty, poor soil, and blood feuds, it was also a deeply mystical place, where snakes talked, birds could possess a small boy by spitting in his mouth, and faith healers and conjure women kept ghosts and devils at bay. At once shocking and elegiac, heartrending and comical, A Childhood not only recalls the transforming events of Crews's youth but conveys his growing sense of self in a world "in which survival depended on raw courage, a courage born out of desperation and sustained by a lack of alternatives".

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Title: A childhood, the biography of a place
Publisher: G. K. Hall
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Good
Edition: F First Edition Thus.

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Crews, Harry
Published by G. K. Hall (1979)
ISBN 10: 0816167524 ISBN 13: 9780816167524
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Book Description G. K. Hall, 1979. Paperback. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Large Print Edition. Audio Tape; 9.30 X 6.20 X 0.90 inches; 354 pages. Seller Inventory # 126758

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