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The Resource Burn down the ground : a memoir, Kambri Crews

Burn down the ground : a memoir, Kambri Crews

Label
Burn down the ground : a memoir
Title
Burn down the ground
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kambri Crews
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this memoir, a daughter looks back on her unconventional childhood with deaf parents in rural Texas while trying to reconcile it to her present life, one in which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison. As a child, she wished that she had been born deaf so that she, too, could fully belong to the tight-knit deaf community that embraced her parents. Her beautiful mother was a saint who would swiftly correct anyone's notion that deaf equaled dumb. Her handsome father, on the other hand, was more likely to be found hanging out with the sinners. Strong, gregarious, and hardworking, he managed to turn a wild plot of land into a family homestead complete with running water and electricity. To Kambri, he was Daniel Boone, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ben Franklin, and Elvis Presley all rolled into one. But if Kambri's dad was Superman, then the hearing world was his kryptonite. The isolation that accompanied his deafness unlocked a fierce temper, a rage that a teenage Kambri witnessed when he attacked her mother, and that culminated fourteen years later in his conviction for another violent crime. In this memoir she explores her complicated bond with her father, which begins with adoration, moves to fear, and finally arrives at understanding, as she tries to forge a new connection between them while he lives behind bars. This book is a portrait of living in two worlds, one hearing, the other deaf; one under the laid-back Texas sun, the other within the energetic pulse of New York City; one mired in violence, the other rife with possibility
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crews, Kambri
Dewey number
  • 306.874092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759.912
LC item number
.C74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crews, Kambri
  • Children of deaf parents
  • Texas
Label
Burn down the ground : a memoir, Kambri Crews
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223099668759
  • 31223099668767
  • 31223099668791
  • 31223099105547
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 334 p.
Isbn
9780345516022
Lccn
2011040828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • bro-upg20120221-117
  • bro-cust20120222-147
System control number
  • 713188507
  • (OCoLC)713188507
Label
Burn down the ground : a memoir, Kambri Crews
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223099668759
  • 31223099668767
  • 31223099668791
  • 31223099105547
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 334 p.
Isbn
9780345516022
Lccn
2011040828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • bro-upg20120221-117
  • bro-cust20120222-147
System control number
  • 713188507
  • (OCoLC)713188507

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