MEMORIAL DRIVE: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR
MEMORIAL DRIVE: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR



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 dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985.

Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence but also a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Animated by unforgettable prose and inflected by a poet’s attention to language, this is a luminous, urgent, and visceral memoir from one of our most important contemporary writers and thinkers.

Title MEMORIAL DRIVE: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR
Publisher Ecco
Title First Published 28 July 2020
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 006224857X
ISBN-13 9780062248572
Publication Date 28 July 2020
Weight 32 oz.
 


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