Little Boy Blues

A Memoir
Product Number: EB00169944
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307378897
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

For Malcolm Jones, his parents' disintegrating marriage was at the center of life in North Carolina in the 1950s and 60s. His father, charming but careless, was often drunk and away from home; his mother, a schoolteacher and faded Southern belle, clung to the past and hungered for respectability. In Little Boy Lost, Jones-one of our most admired cultural observers-recalls a childhood in which this relationship played out against the larger cracks of society: the convulsions of desegregation and a popular culture that threatens the church-centered life of his family. He richly evokes a time and place with rare depth and candor, giving us the fundamental stories of a life-where he comes from, who he was, who he has become.

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Author(s): Malcolm Jones
Original Publish Date: Jan 12, 2010

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