Duration: 10 hours, 11 minutes
Writer: Charles M. Blow
Publisher: September 2014
Narrators: Charles M. Blow
Rating: 4.28 / 5
“When you finish New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow’s mesmerizing memoir, you will cry. And you will better understand poverty, the South, racism, sex, fear, rage, love. Then you will miss being in his grip. Then you will start reading this stunning book again.” – LAWRENCE O’DONNELL Fire Shut Up in My Bones is the story of how one of America’s most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past. Charles M. Blow’s indelible coming-of-age takes place in an arresting, out-of-time American place: a segregated town in Louisiana where slavery’s legacy was felt close, reverberating in the elders’ tales and in the near-constant wash of violence. Charles’s mother was a fiercely driven woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, and a job plucking poultry at a nearby factory. When her philandering husband finally pushed her over the edge, she fired a pistol at his fleeing back, missing every shot thanks to “love that blurred her vision and bent the barrel.” Charles was the baby of the family, fiercely attached to his “do-right,” not “good-time,” mother. Until one day—a day that forever divided his life into Before and After—when an older cousin took advantage of the young boy. Charles’s escape from that world—to a nearby state university, where he joined a black fraternity despite brutal hazing, and then experienced a social and sexual privilege that seemed, at first, like everything he ever needed—is a searing, redemptive story that will work its way into the deepest chambers of your heart.
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