American Fire

Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.45 hours)
Product Number: Z100107506
Released: Jul 11, 2017
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ISBN: #9781520075860
Narrator/s: Tanya Eby
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Shocked by a five-month arson spree that left rural Virginia reeling, Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse drove down to Accomack County to cover the trial of Charlie Smith, who pled guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But Charlie wasn't lighting fires alone: he had an accomplice, his girlfriend Tonya Bundick. Through her depiction of the dangerous shift that happened in their passionate relationship, Hesse brilliantly brings to life the once-thriving coastal community and its distressed inhabitants, who had already been decimated by a punishing economy before they were terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. Incorporating this drama into the long-overlooked history of arson in the United States, American Fire re-creates the anguished nights that this quiet county spent lit up in flames, mesmerizingly evoking a microcosm of rural America - a land half gutted before the fires even began.

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Author(s): Monica Hesse

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Author(s): Monica Hesse
Narrator(s): Tanya Eby
Product Number DD33335
Released: Jul 11, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781520075846

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