All Over but the Shoutin'

All Over but the Shoutin'

Rick Bragg

A New York Times remarkable publication of the Year

This haunting, harrowing, gloriously relocating recollection of a existence at the American margin is the tale of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, likely destined for both the cotton generators or the reformatory, and as an alternative turned a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The manhattan Times. it's the tale of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking guy with a murderous mood and the behavior of operating out at the those who wanted him most.

But on the middle of this hovering memoir is Bragg's mom, who went eighteen years with out a new gown in order that her sons can have tuition outfits and picked different people's cotton in order that her young ones wouldn't need to survive welfare on my own. Evoking those lives--and the rustic that formed and nourished them--with artistry, honesty, and compassion, Rick Bragg brings domestic the affection and agony that lie on the center of each relatives. the result's unforgettable.

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